Monday, March 3, 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge & Eureka Stamps

Today I'm wearing a different hat.  
I was asked to be a Guest Designer this month at the 
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.

The current challenge at Love to Scrap is "Back It Up",
which means no patterned paper may be used for the background.

Challenge Sponsors are Bugaboo Digi Stamps (prize is 7 images) and Eureka Stamps (prize is 5 images).
Bugaboo Digi Stamps has a wide variety of fun digi images and also offers freebies every Friday.  
Eureka Stamps carries digi stamps, rubber stamps and various supplies.  You can sign up for their newsletter and receive notifications of new items and special sales.

For this challenge I chose  digi image #25301, Tulip Frame, from Eureka Stamps and made this Easel Card.

Using the cricut and a CTMH cartridge, I cut the green CS tag and then ran it through the Cuttlebug with a dotted swiss embossing folder before attaching the image.   No patterned paper there.
(inside view)
I printed the image twice so I could put it on the front of the card and also inside, where I used only 2 pieces - the center tulip and the heart border.
For the background on the inside of the card, I used a fine tip black marker to draw a squiggly border around the white CS similar to the border on the digi.  Then I used the same markers I used to color the digi to dot the CS.  Again, no patterned paper was needed. 

Above is a closeup of the acrylic sentiment which reads, "May every day be a celebration of the heart" .
I applied a layer of liquid glass to the heart border strip from the digi image to also give it an acrylic look.

And here is a closeup of the image on the front of the card.  After coloring with markers, I triple embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Stuck it in the freezer for a bit, then took it out and immediately cracked the embossing by gently bending the paper in various directions.

I hope you'll join the fun at Love to Scrap for this No Patterned Paper Challenge

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 248 - Spring is Coming
Di's Digi Design Challenge - Make It Green
Digi Galore Challenge - Doodles
Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 5 - Use Something Green
The Doodle Garden Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Natalie's and Amy's Challenge #18 - Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbons Challenge #90 - Show me the green and ribbon
The Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - Easel Card
The East Wind Challenge #2 - Use a Digi
Creative Corner Challenge - Green

I'll probably be back later with my Mojo Monday card.


  1. Great card Debi! Love the embossed background. Congrats. on being Guest Designer too!

  2. Wow - awesome card! Love that cracked layer - I always see something new and fun here! Congrats on your GDT spot - well deserved, my friend!

  3. Great Card - I love the spring colours. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Pea Stampers this time. good Luck in the draw :) Sue x

  4. Gorgeous! Love the embossing. The image is great! This is just wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  5. Hi lovely card you have made with this image and love all the embossing you have done. Great Doodling around the edges. Thankyou for joining us at Digi Galore. Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    hugs Amanda

  6. oh woaw!!! very impressive embossing on your image! i love the glassy look of it, it's fantastic!! looks very pro!
    and the card around it is so elaborate, beautiful colours and shape, extra!!

  7. Very nice!! Thank you for sharing at TEW.
    Jackie DT

  8. Well, this is a very nice easelcard. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  9. Wonderful design. Thanks for being Guest Designer at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.

  10. wow that's so pretty! love that you have used an unusual shape for the top part of the easel! Fabulous.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  11. Oooh, such happy colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

  12. This is such a cute little card!! It's fabulous how you used the tapes around the image. Very cute! Thanks for guest designing at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

  13. What a sweet card! Love the bright colors and the sweet ribbon on your tag! Thanks for playing in Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #90: Show Me the Green!

  14. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Doodle Garden for our first challenge! :)

  15. I love easel cards and this is a great one! Great use of the image and lovely dotted background. So glad you joined us on our DT at Love to Scrap.

  16. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'easel card' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  17. Gorgeous card, Debi, fabulous detail here, thank you for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, best of luck xx

  18. This is such a cool card! I love the cracked effect with the embossing powder and the little dots you added to the white cardstock - great touch!

  19. What a beautiful card and perfect for this time of year when all the bulbs are just starting to come out.

    Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month - good luck!

    Emma x

  20. Oh wow I love your card! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge xx

  21. Fabulous!!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore.

  22. Gorgeous Creations, that tag is so cute and beautiful image.
    Thanks for joining us at Open- Minded Crafting Fun!


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