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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Winnie and Walter Birthday Bash Challenges: Gradient Colour

Hello Everyone,
Today I am participating in the Winnie and Walter Birthday Bash Challenges - there are several on the go all month and I chose to start with the gradient colour challenge. My card is very simple, but it took ages to create - isn't that always the way...
 When I look at it, I think how did this possbly take so long. First of all, I cut the hello from the digital cut files The Big, The Bold, and the Happy. I have a silhouette and it took me awhile to figure out how to use these files to with my silhouette without spending the fifty dollars to upgrade to the designer software - Thanks youtube for helping me to do this... Finally I cut five of the hellos from white cardstock, adhered them together and then covered the sentiment with Versafine Black onyx. Once it was dry, I covered it with versamark and Utee (Ultra-Thick Embossing Enamel). I put on several layer of the Utee and it really does give it a raised black enamel look. I masked the focal panel with post-it tape to create the stripes and sponged them on with my distress inks: mustard seed, spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon and fired brick. This also took my non-mathy brain a while to figue out. I am pleased with the final product.

My intention was to create a few cards for the various challenges, but this one wore me out... there is always tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave some feedback!

Happy Stamping,


  1. It was worth all the work, your card is beautiful! I love the enamel word! Thank you so much for playing!

  2. Meg, what clean and bold card! Love the warm colour choice and the composition.


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