C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #562

I am super excited to be a Guest Designer today over at the C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog.  They are having an Anything Goes Challenge, sponsored by Sweet & Sassy stamps.  Sweet & Sassy has a huge favorite of digital stamps.  I was drawn to the Magnolia Block stamp.  It is one of those large stamps that can totally stand alone.  I slightly struggled with my color scheme.  Magnolia trees are so not common in my area and a google search showed me basically the classic white and a brighter pink version.  I was in need of a sympathy card and just didn't feel the brighter pink was going to be appropriate.  I first colored my flower in a very pale cream and felt it needed a bit more pop.  I added a bit more color and went over the upturned edges of each petal with a clear shimmer brush. I heat embossed my sentiment and popped up the sentiment panel with 3-D foam tape for added dimension. A few clear sequins finish off the card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Magnolia Block stamp by Sweet & Sassy Stamps
D1919 With Heartfelt Sympathy
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6047 Black Cardstock
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z2068 White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
Copic Markers, E000, E00, E02, Y06, Y23
Fishtail Die-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations-Anything Goes
Polkadoodles-Anything Goes
QKR Stampede-Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter-Use a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Such a beautiful card! I hope this goes in a frame! Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

  2. Gorgeous card aand beautifully coloured. So glad you could play along at The Paper Shelter challenge and hope to see you again soon - Patsy


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