Happy Sunday, everyone! Welcome to our second Calling All Sistahs card challenge! On the 18th of each month, a new challenge will be kicking off over on the Calling All Sistahs blog. The mood board and color palette above is the inspiration for this month’s challenge. I hope you head over to check out all the inspiration cards from the Encouragement Squad Design Team and then play along! We had quite a few entries for our inaugural challenge last month. If you haven’t seen who won yet, be sure to head out and check out the winners.
Here’s the card I created for the challenge this month.
I loved the colors in this month’s palette! As soon as I saw them, I immediately thought of ink colors from Catherine Pooler Designs which would work perfectly with this palette. I used Rockin’ Red, Fiesta Blue, Party Dress, and Flirty Fuchsia. Since Catherine doesn’t have a gray ink, I used Smoky Slate from Stampin’ Up!® as my gray.
I started by creating a repeating border to use along the left side of my card. I used the You’ve Got This sentiment from the Calm and Gentle stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. To help ensure I got the spacing correct, I used the Mini Misti for this process. Moving the paper up in 3/8″ increments spaced the sentiment perfectly.
Once I had the border finished, I matted it with some Smoky Slate cardstock. This helped it pop a bit more against the top-folding white card base. I used the trunk and leaf images, also from Calm and Gentle, to create a tree scene on the card base. I stamped the trunks using Smoky Slate and the leaves using Rockin’ Red. For a bit of sparkle, I added some clear Wink of Stella to all the leaves and that completed the card.
I hope you’ll join me and the rest of the Encouragement Squad over at the Calling All Sistahs blog and play along with this challenge. To join in, all you have to do is create an encouragement-themed card using the inspiration image then link up on the current challenge post over at the Calling All Sistahs blog.
You don’t have to use CAS-ual Fridays Stamps (CFS) products to play along with the challenge. However, if you do and are selected winner of the challenge, Michele (the owner of CFS) will DOUBLE the prize. If you want to pick up some CFS stamps and/or dies, you can use my special Girl Friday Encouragement Squad code in the above image to save 15% on your order.
Until next time …