Friday 3 April 2015

April challenge

Good afternoon, I hope you are having a fab holiday, it being Good Friday Bank Holiday in the UK.
Today sees a new monthly challenge over at STAMPlorations. This month we would like to see your projects on the theme of -

Here is my card for your inspiration.

and a closeup of the raised numbers.

For my card I used the rose from the Boxed Blooms set but  masked off the frame before stamping and layering. I covered the bits I didn't want with masking tape, inked the stamp then removed the tape before stamping on the card.  I used masks to create the bunch effect and coloured the blooms and leaves with Copics, stamping the sentiments from the Bold Sentiment Happy set. 
I cut the 40 out of the coloured image, and other numbers out of white card. I glued the white numbers on the top half of the panel trimming off the excess then gluing the top panel onto a white base card. 
I die cut some extra 4 and 0s in black then glued one into the space left by the diecuts on the rose and replacing the tiny bits from the middle of the original image. I then stacked up 2 more layers then the original rose die cuts.
As usual Shery is offering the following prizes:-
(voted by the design team)
prize: 2 stamp sets (3" by 5") if you use STAMPlorations stamps, 1 stamp set if you don't
+ guest designer spot in a Sketch Challenge
Top picks
prize: 3 digi stamps 
+ the option to be a guest designer too in a Sketch Challenge if you will use  STAMPlorations digi stamp (to be provided )OR if you already have STAMPlorations clear stamps
All winners and top picks will receive a personalized guest designer badge that they can display on their blogs, as well as a STAMPlorations guest designer watermark.
Frequent Players Spotlight. Play in all 3 challenges for the month for entries to the random draw. Prize is always going to be a stamp and stencil pack valued at $10.

So no excuses to have a go and join us.
Pop over to the DT's blogs for more inspiration and info on their designs and check out our fab GDs.
Becca DT
Tenia DT
Wei Wei DT

I would like to join in at -

Combine 3 previous challenges.
I chose wk 55 Punches or Die Cuts
wk 59 Masking
wk 98 Anniversary

CAS on Sunday - Numbers


  1. Gorgeous Jules!! I love the incognito numbers on your flowers, so clever! Beautiful blooms and the colour is so vibrant! Thanks for having me as your guest designer today! hugs :)

  2. This is amazing Jules and would work really well for a (not so) Happy "Big" Birthday!!

  3. This is such a fun take on the numbers!! LOVE how they are popped over the image!! Stunning!! ;)

  4. WOW! Julie this is truly stunning. Super clean, super CAS and totally inspirational
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. Awesome card, Julie! I love how you played with your number dies and the roses are just beautiful! You have really inspired me with this card!

  6. This is so cool, love how you've used the numbers, the white ones and the raised ones, fabulous red roses too.

  7. Just catching up on comments from last week.
    Wow, what a gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. What a super card, love the embossed numbers!
    Thanks so much for combining challenges at LIM!
    Less is More

  9. This is stunningly gorgeous!!! WOWZAS! I'm totally pinning this one for future ogling.

  10. What an awesome design!! LOVE!!

  11. I love your red roses and the number hidden in them. It is fun to see the embossed numbers in the background...Very nice!!

  12. What a great card have you made.
    Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

  13. I love the hidden numbers on your flowers, so clever! Beautiful blooms and the colour is so vibrant!

  14. What a gorgeous, creative card!


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