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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Challenges

"Card Challenge" is my topic of the day. The definition of challenge:  to arouse or stimulate especially by presenting with difficulties.

What is a challenge? How do I play?
"A challenge is simply an invitation to make a card! The “catch” is that your card must follow certain “rules”….the rules are outlined within each challenge. For example, in the Try a New Technique Challenge, your card must use the particular technique that was posted. Each challenge is not a race to see who can make one first, nor it is a contest to see who makes the “best” card! It is really fun to see all the different ways stampers can make radically different cards that still fall within the parameters of the challenges. Challenges are a great way to actually get stampin', and often helps us grow and stretch beyond our normal stamping comfort zones."  - www.splitcoaststampers.com

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I enjoy participating in challenges.  It really does make you dig deep and come up with a design you like....and sometimes may not like.  I like to take a focal point, whether it's a stamp set, paper color or a technique and work my challenge around it.   Easy at times and not so easy at other times ... but it is challenging nonetheless.


My blog challenge is going to cover two different challenges.  One is the Mojo Monday (shown on the left) and the second is Splitcoaststamper WT434 Flower Trivia challenge with no restrictions except that you have to use the flower of your state.  Here is the link for the state flowers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_flowers

Maine's state flower is the white pine cone and tassel. I used Stampin' Up!
Watercolor Winter stamp set and Sassy Salutations stamp set for the sentiment.

Mojo Monday 300 and TW434
It's hard to see  the layout, but it is as follows:

Stampin' Up! Whisper White card base, Soft Suede is the next layer, a dark green strip is off center, followed by tan with the boughs and pine cones stamped on it.  I used the 2-3/8 scallop punch (SU) and punched two scallops, tan and green.  Layered them and stamped the sentiment on the tan as well as some pine cones.  I cut two pine cones out that I had stamped on extra paper and adhered them with SU dimensionals.  I added a red 1/8 inch red ribbon bow.  This could actually be used a Christmas card and just change the sentiment.

I hope you like it!  I enjoyed creating it.    :)

Enjoy!