Thursday, June 3, 2010

Five Challenge Card II

Hello everyone,

Nothing thrills me more than to be able to make more than one card in a single day especially when it happens on a weekday. Against my norm, I decided I would craft a card that fulfills multiple challenges and by that I mean more than three. I don't do this all that often because I find that it can become more about fulfilling the challenges than crafting the card and then I'm not all that happy with the final card. Unfortunately, or fortunately, there are so many really wonderful challenges out there so it can be really hard to limit myself and I do end up missing some really great challenges. It's such a tough life.

The challenges which inspired this card are:

Crafty Creations - black and white with a pop of red
Quixotic Challenges - an animal or a gift for an animal
My Time To Craft - a wild animal
Tuesday Taggers - texture

The card base is Recollections. The remaining paper is Stampin' Up Basic Black, Real Red and glossy. The background layer is textured with Sizzix Retro Squares. The ribbon in Michael's special value. The image is Local King Rubber Stamp Panda Bear 4. The sentiment is Waltzingmouse Say It With Style.

I'm quite pleased with this card. I love black and white and red together. I also think that the simplicity of the sketch is what makes it all pop. I don't think I would have attempted to use so many challenges on one card if pandas didn't suit the colour scheme so well.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. I like it-- and I followed your links and made a card with those colors, thanks for that!

  2. Love your fabulous creation and thanks for joining us at TT this week.

  3. Wonderful card love the image and the black and white with a dash of red thrilling. Thank you for joining in with us at TT this week, did you see we have a Tanda prize? might be worth adding a little link.

  4. Oh this is your embossed background and the coloured stripes through the middle...thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  5. great card - love the panda -thanks for joining in MTTC challenge x

  6. Great use of so many challenges, it made for a fun card. The pop of red is perfect for the card. Thanks for playing with the divas, great job with the sketch.