Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Stampin' Up - Team Challenge (take two)!

Hello, you may have seen my post recently about a team challenge I took part in (you can see how I put it together HERE:).

I spent a happy afternoon working away on my design, did a blog post and a facebook post and then, I went to add my design to the challenge folder on facebook.  I has this awful moment and knew I had done something a bit (well a lot) daft really!!  I had not looked at the full post and completely missed the point so to speak!  This is the layout that I should have followed for my entry:

Obviously my original creation is nothing like this but, I have to say I really like the colours and the design - it might even turn up for a Coffee & Card event very soon!

Stampin' Up! Made by Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Swirly Scribbles Thinlets Dies, Foam Adhesive Strips,

As usual, I left it until almost the very last minute - the deadline for the challenge was yesterday.  I managed to post my design around 9pm yesterday evening - talk about cutting it fine!

I would like to thank Michelle who is a Demo friend in Germany for her idea of using DSP for the large rectangle.  Although I did not have anything in the colour I wanted to use, she sparked the idea to create my own using the leaf stamp from Kinda Eclectic!

Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydah!, Kinda Eclectic, Team Challenge

I primarily chose ink colours from my favourite collection (Subltes) and added accents using two of the new In Colours for the flower and the butterfly.

Here is my finished card - I have to say that I am not completely enamoured with it to be honest.  I think I might revisit it at some point and rework it slightly but I did enjoy the challenge of working to a set layout.

Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydah!, Kinda Eclectic, Team Challenge
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  1. Loving the card Susan but I think I like your first attempt even better x

    1. Thanks Mo, I think I agree - I much prefer my first attempt! xx