This Week’s Challenge Cards

I’m back with a few more challenge cards for the week. First up is this adorable valentine card I made for a friend.

Andrea Valentine 2017

I used MFT’s Adorable Elephants (emphasis on adorable) stamps and coordinating dienamics. The stenciled background was made by diecutting a background piece but then using it as a stencil. In this case I used MFT’s Hugs & Kisses Cover-up Dienamic to create a background of little x’s and o’s.  I colored the elephant cuties with Copic markers and popped some up with foam tape on little oval shadows. I used this week’s MFT sketch (MFTWSC317) as inspiration for the layout.


I combined this week’s Color Throwdown with two challenges from SCS to create this cute card:

Happy Hellp Australian Critters

I masked some of the little critters from Avery Elle’s Band Camp set to create this parade of animals. Normally, I would have colored them more vibrantly but I was trying to stick to the pastel colors of the color challenge. I colored the image with Copic markers and popped up the panel using craft foam. Used a Swiss Dot stencil to create a soft background. Here are the challenges I incorporated into this card:

  1. Teapot Tuesday called uplifting music, music notes, etc. These little critters sure look like they’re putting out some sweet sounds.
  2. SCS Ways to Use It challenge this week called for a nod to Australian friends down under.  Surely you;d find kangaroos and crocodiles in Australia although I doubt they’d be as nice as these cuties here.
  3. Soft pastel colors were the colors for Color Throwdown’s challenge #427. It was a challenge for me to do soft coloring using pastel colors – I’m usually all about the bold, bright hues.

My last card for today uses the stinkin cute yet’s from MFT’s Beast Friends. I colored the images with Copic markers then cut them out using the coordinating dienamics. For the background I used an ink blending tool with dye ink (Blueberry, Tropical Teal, Spearmint) and added a few water droplets. The panel was cut using MFT’s Stitched Basic Edges Dienamics. I cut an additional edge in Tropical Teal cardstock to add a thin border. The sentiment is from MFT’s Cozy Greetings stamp set and was embossed with ZING! embossing powder (Charcoal opaque).

Yeti Friends

I was able to combine three more challenges for this card:

  1. SCS Friday Free For All challenge called for cuddly/snuggly things. Now normally I’d think a Yeti or Abominable Snowman might be mean or try to bite – am I right? Definitely not so snuggly. BUT these little guys, on the other hand, are totally cuddly and snuggly. They sure look cozy with a scarf and hot cocoa.
  2. The second challenge I incorporated was SCS Mix-Ability challenge which was Brr Make it Frosty. Yeti’s are typically found in the snowy regions, aren’t they? And, they must be chilly; afterall, he’s wearing a scarf.
  3. Lastly, I used the color combination from MFT’s Color Challenge which is Gravel Gray, Blueberry, Spearmint, and Tropical Teal.

Thanks for looking!

4 responses to “This Week’s Challenge Cards

  1. Great designs! Love your pastel coloring on the instrument playing animal trio. Thanks for joining us for this week’s Color Throwdown!

  2. Very cute cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  3. WOW!! So many fabulous creations you’ve made!! Awesome take on the challenges too!! HUGS :)

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