I’m baaaaack!! Seems like forever since I posted a card. Migraines sidelined me last week.. with this crazy weather we are having here in the Northeast, no wonder I had headaches…. oppressive humidity, thunderstorms, even a small tornado passing through on Friday! But.. it is Sunday and that means another fun STAMPTACULAR SUNDAYS CHALLENGE.
Now, our challenge this week at STAMPTACULAR SUNDAYS is “SHAPE IT UP.” You must create a card with a unique shape. No squares or rectangles allowed! You will have from now until midnight, August 18th (EST) to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week’s fabulous prize donated by:
…. I must admit I took a deep breath when I read the challenge because I am a square card girl and any time I have to create something that is not square, I panic…but that is the cool thing about challenges.. they sometimes force you into territory you would not ordinarily (aka willingly) go. This time, I am pleased with the result, even though it is “squar-ish”! For my card I chose a new Christmas/Winter image by Lili of the Valley called “Winter Fairy”. She is colored with various shades of blue copic markers.
The card base is a white Vintage Step Card from the “For Your Inspiration” collection of gorgeous card bases by Which Craft? (UK). There are so many lovely designs to choose from and the gallery of cards alone is worth the hop over. I covered the base of the card with some older Christmas dp that I made sure to buy lots of a year or more ago. It is Bo Bunny’s Snowy Serenade-Limited Edition Glitter paper. I just love the snowflakes embossed on this paper- you can see the design best along the left side of the card.
The overlays (that come with the card base) were painted with Tim Holtz Pearl Paint Dabber and then glitttered with Martha Stewart Snow glitter and flakes. After I colored her, I added Diamond Stickles to her wings and on the “fur” on her skirt. Finally, I added Bling on a Roll pearls, a strip of white rose organza ribbon, a heart button from my stash and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers as embellisments. The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley– I used Stormy Sky distress ink to stamp the sentiment and to distress the edges of the design paper.
Dis Digi Designs- No Squares Allowed
Sweet Stampin- Things with Wings
The Ribbon Girl Bingo- Ribbon, pearls, image
Robyn’s Fetish – monochrome
Tabitha’s Designs-Christmas in July/August
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Your card is stunning, Ann Marie! I love rich blues and the darling image! Outstanding coloring and embellishments!
Ann Marie this is gorgeous. Love your blue version of this cute stamp. Beautifully embellished and great design
Oh, this is just adorable Ann Marie.
The design is stunning.
Ann Marie, this is simply beautiful! Love the colors, your coloring, and all your sparkly details! :^)
P.S. Hope you're feeling better!
Wow Ann Marie, your card is super gorgeous! You've used such lovely colours and the girl's fur looks so real! Totally adorable card. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, hugs, Ira
Oh wow! This is stunning, what a fabulous shape! Its nice to get out of our comfort zone sometimes, and you have really done so well.
Love this card Anne Marie and she is coloured beautifully. Such a gorgeous image. I know what you mean about anything but square being a bit out of the comfort zone. I have just posted a card that is not exactly square but not different enough for the challenge this week.
Love Sharon. x
Wow Ann Marie this is stunning, I love it. Brilliant image too.
WOW Ann Marie this is exceptionally beautiful that image, the stunning design and embellishments as well as the card fold, superb card.
A fantastic christmas card Ann Mari, beautiful colours and image and the decorating is fabulous!
Have a nice week!
Oh so very lovely! Love all the blue on here and the flowers along with that precious image! Gorgeous card.
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What a sweet card! Love the shape and the cute image. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x
This is so nice. Beautiful design with so attractive color. I appreciate your work.
Aww, this is just stunning! Love the blues and the image is just super cute! Thank you for sharing this with us over at Lili's Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne x
This is beautiful, I love the sparkle & all the details 🙂
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wow Ann Marie. It's simply stunning – as always. Fabby card and colours.
Hi Ann Marie, oh my word this is just beautiful! Gorgeous colouring and image is too cute.
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Gorgeous card!! Such a sweet little girl x Thank you for playing along at My Mum's Craft Shop this week
You should enter this into my current challenge. Super cute:)
This is absolutely ADORABLE, stunning details and colour choice, thanks for joining us at MMCS. Joey xx
Make sure you put my badge up during the challenge.
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Beautiful project! Thanks so much for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!
SMASHING CARD!! I love winter blues!!!
this is a lovely card, and if the card base came like that, with no cutting involved…I WANT SOME!! LOL
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Susan G (DT)
Wow! This is stunning – gorgeous creation! 🙂
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,
What a beautyful card ;o)
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Stunningly gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for playing at Di's Digi Designs this time:)
Stunning my lovely! So beautifully coloured and layered. Jenny x
Beautiful card, I love this step card design. That little heart button is gorgeous, cheers Linda
Fabulous!! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! xx Lilia DT
This is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring and the embellies are so perfect.
Gorgoeus card! I'm your newest follower. Hugs, Kelly xxx
Just one thing to say about this card: BEAUTIFUL
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