Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Anything Goes with us for Challenge #129 at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #129 - Anything Goes

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Doodle Digital Stamps          Graciellie Designs      
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Prize: 3 Digital Stamps               Prize: $13 Gift Certificate


Today I have used the Rose digital stamp from Doodle Digital Stamps,
one of our generous sponsors this week, to make an easel card.

The card is 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" ... yes, an odd size but it was originally 6"x4", until I decided it needed another black layer and black base.

I sized the image on my Silhouette Cameo cutting mat, along with the sentiment, printed it off on X-Press It blended cardstock, heat set then cut the oval panels using my Silhouette Cameo.
I cut the black oval matting layers for my image and sentiment using my Silhouette Cameo too.
I coloured the image using Copic markers.
The matting layers were cut from different shades of pink, to match the pinks used on her dress.
(base & mats are: 1/4" x 4 1/4", 6"x4", 5 7/16" x 3 7/16", 5 1/4 x 3 1/4")

The card base was cut from a 12x12 sheet of black textured cardstock, cut into a strip  4 1/4" wide.  I scored the strip at 6 1/4" then 9 3/8" to make the top and easel folds.
How are you at maths?
Things adding up?
... I confess, there is a 1/2" strip behind the bottom of the front panel that doesn't have a base.  I have decided that it can be a fun surprise space to write that it was "made by me".
I adhered all the layers together using liquid adhesive.
Note: there are five black ovals under the sentiment panel, giving it a nice solid height so that the front of the card can be wedged against it to hold the fancy folds open in place.

Next came the time for embellishments.  This was originally going to have bling in the matted corners around the oval but once the black base was added it called for more black in the form of flourishes, flowers and bling.  The flourishes are die cuts and the flowers punched.
Together they give such pretty dimension, sparkle and shine.

Even though it is an easel fold, the card can still stand up like a normal top folding card.

Here is the front closed view and a peek inside.

Doodle Digital Stamps - digital stamp - Rose
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - skin - E0000 E000 E00 R01
Copic markers - lips - R01 R20
Copic markers - eyelids - BG0000 BG000
Copic markers - hair - E21 E23 E25 E27 E29
Copic markers - dress / shoes - R000 R20 R21 R22 R24
Copic markers - bouquet - R21 R22 R24 YG03 YG17
Fiskars - lever punch - small - Flower
Fiskars - lever punch - medium - Flower
butterfly punch unknown
Ultimate Crafts - dies - Jadene: Careless and Free (flourishes)
Martha Steward scoreboard
American Crafts textured cardstock - 12x12 - black
American Crafts textured cardstock - 12x12 - Salmon
American Crafts textured cardstock - 12x12 - Peony
American Crafts textured cardstock - 12x12 - Blush

Sending a big Thank You to Doodle Digital Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #129 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 421 - Flower Power
Rose is holding a bouquet of flowers and there are 8 paper flowers (5 + 3) amongst the flourishes
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #75 - Inspired By A Song / Nursery Rhyme
My song is the good old tried & true Happy Birthday (to you)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - WK 25 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Challenge #245 - Anything Goes
Ike's World Challenges - Challenge #91 - Anything Goes + optional twist Blue Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle or Shine
My flowers are filled with sparkling rhinestones
In The Pink Challenge - Challenge #122 - Special Occasion
Birthdays are always special occasions
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge #1726 - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #131 - Fancy Folds and/or Birds
{PIN}spirational Challenges - Challenge #193 - Inspiration Photo
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #175 - Easel Cards
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Anything Goes week Jun-27 to Jul-3


  1. Beautiful and elegant weding easel car,and I just love the colors you combine...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  2. Very pretty and elegant, and such a good decision to go with the black. Join us again at the Crafters Café, CarolG

  3. The black really makes it pop. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  4. ah this is gorgeous, so cute. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  5. It's such an eye-catching card, Tracy. The pinks and black are beautiful colour combo perfect to showcase you beautiful image. Love the card for too, of course :-)
    Lena - DT

  6. A very pretty easel style card, beautiful image and color choices!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge!

  7. Such a pretty card, and makes it worthy of showing off as an easel card.

  8. Oh so sweet!, love the colour combo. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Easel Cards" challenge.

  9. A really pretty creation, many thanks for joining or Flower Power theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  10. Very elegant card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  11. Oh I love your sweet card and your image suit the stand up shape you have used so pretty. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea

  12. Your card is beautiful both on the outside and on the inside, Tracy. A sweet image and an elegant design. Thanks for sharing your work at {PIN}spirational Challenges #193. Good Luck and hope to see you again next time.
    Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

  13. oh je suis fan, j'aime beaucoup, ta carte est sobre mais magnifique, pleine d'amour. merci pour ta participation sur Scrapper's Delights

  14. Beautiful and very elegant card. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Keti (DT)

  15. Super card - I love the colour scheme and that corner die in black is fabulous :-)
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  16. Very chic! Love it. Thank you for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  17. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our week 25 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  18. Gorgeous card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Ike's World Challenges and can't wait to see you back in our new challenge.
    Julia - DT

  19. lovely creation
    Thanks for playing along with Scrapper's Delights Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

    hugs debo dt

  20. Such a wonderful card.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Tina – DT

  21. Tracy this is just so beautifully elegant. Love the pink and black.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  22. this is sweet and gorgeous Tracy
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  23. So beautiful - I love how you accentuated the image with the flourish.

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink - good luck and hope to see you again soon.

    Christine x

  24. What a cute card!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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