Here's a tip for those of you who want to do challenges but are time-poor, like me. Do more than one at a time! I've seen others do this but hadn't really gotten into combining challenges before. I've wanted to do both Kristina's and Karen's challenges, and this week Kristina's colours were really doing my head in, until I decided to look at Karen's sketch challenge, and everything fell into place! This is pretty much how I pictured my card in my head, but now that it's made, I'm not sure that I love it. Like it a little bit, maybe, but I'm not loving it! What do you think? How could I improve it? Please post a message and let me know!
The patterned paper is from the Pacific Point Patterns DSP, and I punched the stars out using our Star punch. I paper pieced the Hello from Outlined for Fun, that was the only slightly tricky part of this card, cutting that out. Lots of layers on this card, and there are Stampin dimensionals between the largest white square and the card base, to pop the whole thing up a bit. I'm not sure if that shows in the pic. I was in a rush today, so decided to head outside and take the photo rather than set up my photo box. You can tell how dreary it is today - I don't know if I can quite call it a dreary winter's day yet, it's still only May and I hate to think it's already winter, but it certainly feels cold enough!
I used some black & white gingham ribbon on this card but didn't tie a bow or knot as I wanted to keep it really simple. I got to the end of the card and realised, it could pass for a masculine card couldn't it? Yahoo - I often struggle to make masculine cards, as I know many others of you out there do too!
Not long to go until the end of the month - don't forget to let me know (click here) if you'd like to order some of the fabulous DSP in our May promotion - buy three and get a fourth one free!