Monday, December 27, 2010

First Ever Challenge

I created this card for the challenge over at Flaunt It Fridays.

The challenge was to create anything with the turtle cut from the 'Create A Critter' cartridge on page 64. They had challenged participants to create something other than a card but this wasn't required.

The Card
·         Card base:
o   Cut from creamy brown coloured cardstock
o   Circle card base cut at 5” (12.6cm) from Wild Card (blackout feature on page 48)
o   Inked (around edges) with Versa Colour ‘Pinecone’ brown ink
·         Card Layers:
o   Red layer - cut at approx 4¾” (12.3cm) with faux stitching around edge using a white gel pen. This layer was also lightly inked (can’t really tell) with Versa Colour ‘Cardinal’ ink
o   Yellow layer – Cut at approximately 4 6/16” (11.2cm) and inked orange with Versa Colour ’Topaz’ ink
o   Flower layer – Cut at approximately 4 2/16” (10.5cm) and inked around edge with Versa Colour ‘Bamboo’ ink. Paper is from October Afternoon – Farm Fresh: Farmhouse
o   Sentiment Layer – Cut approximately at 4” (?) and ripped. Paper is reverse side of the flower paper (spotty side)
·         Sentiment:
o   Stamp – “Thinking of You” (unsure of brand)
o   Ink – StazOn ‘Timber Brown’
·         Turtle:
o   Cut at 4” and attached using 3D foam squares
o   First layer (body layer) cut using normal turtle body (no feature buttons) and inked lightly with Versa Colour ‘Bamboo’ ink. Face drawn on using black felt tip pen and small googly eyes glued on using Glossy Accents
o   Second layer (shell layer) cut using ‘Layer 2’ feature button. Inked with Versa Colour ‘Olive’ ink and embossed using Cuddlebug ‘Mesh Texture’ embossing folder

Katie xx


  1. Too cute!
    Just became a follower...Would Love it if you could visit my blog.

  2. Very cute! I love those papers that you used :)


  3. So cute, you make a great job.


  4. Thank you for checking out my blog and for your sweet comments :D


  5. Oh my goodness your card is sooo cute! Great job on your first challenge!

  6. Okay...two things are awesome about this...1) your turtle is TOTALLY cute! and 2) You already have four followers--including me! I didn't think I would stay in this blogging thing either, but I did, and I LOVE hang in there...visit me anytime at

  7. Hi Katie, Super adorable!!!! Love the cute stamp face and emboss on the shell:) Love it. I'm now a new follower and excited to see what you create next!!! Good luck on your first challenge!!! I hope you can stop by to say HI:)
    Happy New Year!!!

  8. I love your card what a cute shape! Thanks for flaunting it at Flaunt It Friday's!

  9. I am just loving his face! Too cute!

  10. Just became a follower! very cute card! Dina

  11. Congratulations on your first card post, I love your project. The cuttlebug is the perfect touch.

  12. That face is adorable. I love it and congrats for it being your first card. I like how you embossed the shell!

    Thanks for joining us at Flaunt It Fridays


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