It’s the third Tuesday in April and that means it is time for the Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our challenge this month is “Inside and Out” – We often decorate the front of our card and do nothing on the inside of the card. For our challenge this month let’s decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 gift card to use on our website to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite or most-used sentiment when creating a card?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.
To start us off this month, Frances Byrne created a “Congrats on your new home” card using the Krista Schneider Row Houses Clear Stamp Set and coordinating die set. She used the Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Fishtails and Fitted Fishtails for her main image panel with the Behind the Scenes – Earth and Sky Stencil for the sky and the Pop it Ups Outdoor Edges for the grassy designer paper panel. For the square panels Frances used the Stitched Squares, Fitted Squares, and Alphabet 2 – Lower Case die sets from Els van de Burgt Studio. She included Soft Finish Cardstock in White, Rich Black, Brick Red and Buttercream.
Selma Stevenson has created this delightful ‘bird-day!’ card using the Krista Schneider Bird-day Party Clear Stamp set and coordinating die set. To set the scene on the front of her card, Selma used the branch from the Honey Bear Clear Stamp and coordinating die sets. For the grass along the bottom of the card, she chose the CountryScapes Clouds & Grass die set. The clouds were created using the Behind the Scenes Earth and Sky Stencil. Selma incorporated the sentiment on a heart from the Scallop Hearts from Els van de Burgt Studio and added movement with the Sliders and Spinners from Joset Designs. To finish off the front of the card she added corners from the Corners 1 die set from Els van de Burgt Studio. For the inside of her card Selma used the A Way with Words – Happy Birthday die along with another of the birds from the Bird-day Party Clear Stamp set and coordinating die set.
Karen Nofziger created this ‘tweet’ card using the Krista Schneider Feathered Friends Clear Stamps set and coordinating die set. By creating a window in the card front using Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Ovals & Dotted Scallop Ovals die sets, part of the inside of her card can be viewed from the outside, too. Karen added flowers to the front of her card using the Garden Notes Jasmine die set.
Elena Anderson created this adorable baby card. As you can see, she made the inside of her card the main feature. This is easy to do when you use the Pop it Ups Flower Flower Pot Pop Stand die set and Soft Finish Cardstock. Elena used the Krista Schneider Zoo Babies Clear Stamps set and coordinating die set as well as the Jungle Cuties Clear Stamp set and the Bird-Day Party dies to cut the balloons that decorate her card. For the sentiment she used the Pop it Ups Baby Clear Stamps set.
Our next card was created by Melanie Smith. Melanie used the Krista Schneider Jungle Cuties Clear Stamps set and coordinating dies. To layer the image onto her card Melanie chose the Pop it Ups Labels & Circles die set. For the stripes that run across the front of the yellow panel, she used the smallest fishtail banner from the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtails die set.
Anita Kejriwal created her card so that the inside of the card can be viewed from the outside. For her card she used the Krista Schneider Feathered Friends Clear Stamps set with coordinating dies and Watercolor Paper. Anita chose Els van de Burgt Studio Dotted Scallop Rectangles and Fitted Rectangles to die cut the various layers of her card. To finish off her card she has used one of the sentiments from Joset Designs Dreams Sentiments Clear Stamps set.
Tina Guigui Dornbaum also created a card where part of the inside can been seen when the card is closed. She die cut a window opening on the front using the Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Circles and Stitched Circles. Tina picked one of the flowers from the Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Clear Stamps set. She stamped the flower on the inside, leaving it as black on white, and then colored the image on the acetate window so the flower is in full color when the card is closed. Tina also used the ModaScrap Leafy Branch 4 and Stitched Fishtail Banners along with the Joset Designs Bee Sentiments Clear Stamps set to finish off her card.
Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wondering creations our Coloring Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to decorate the inside of your cards as well as the outside. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.
If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners will be announced here on our blog on Friday, April 21st.
Good luck, and have a great week!