Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Best Way To Your Future!

When I saw the challenges at Simon Says Stamp - Monday and Wednesday as well as the sketch challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles I simply had to combine them!

I layered patterned paper over a dark grey card base and inked the edges. Then I took a piece of white cardstock and used Distress Paints to sponge a rainbow effect through the heart stencil from Tim Holtz. I sponged over my stencilled background with Distress Inks in the same or similar colours to match the paint colours. 

I found a chipboard frame that I had already painted with pink paint. I stencilled on it through a Heidi Swapp stencil - one of my favourite with hearts, stars and circles- with Distress Ink and then added Ranger Sticky Stuff and Distress Glitter in Rock Candy. It was more subtle than I expected, but that's the fun part about playing- figuring out new techniques!

I used a piece of patterned paper from Simple Stories that had a cloud background on it and the Dream sentiment and I stamped the Future sentiment in black. 

I hope your Saturday has started off great, and just a reminder you still have till Sunday to add your projects to the FCCB blog to have a chance to win an awesome prize worth $100 from our sponsor this week, SVG cuts!!  Be sure to visit them at to see lots of inspiration and FREE designs!

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - June Card Sketch

Pile It On - Patterned Paper
DL Art - Thankful Thursday June Linky Challenge

Have a lovely weekend!

Happy Crafting!



  1. lovely card and take on the sketch thanks for sharing with SEM Rachel dt

  2. Lovely card, beautiful colours. Thank you for playing at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

  3. Lovely card, the framed sentiment is lovely as is your wonderful colour palette. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  4. So pretty, Karla! I love the rainbow of hearts and the beautiful frame. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stencil It!

  5. Very nice! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

  6. Very nice! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

  7. Who wouldn't love to receive this card? Not only is it bright and beautiful but the message is perfect. Its all in our own hands, go out there and DO! Felicity -

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

  9. Beautiful card! I love the rainbow effect! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

  10. So pretty that background! Thank you so much for your faithful participation in our SEM challenges!! Great Job!!