Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Challenge 85-You Make Me Happy

You Make Me Happy card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and cutting plate from Taylored Expressions

The Challenge is back!  Yes, that's right--we're back!  We'll be bringing you a new challenge each and every Thursday.  This week's challenge is an inspiration challenge based on this fabulous rainbow themed photo.

Just like in the inspiration photo, I had to make a rainbow the star of my card.  My rainbow is watercolored with the help of the Rainbow Cutting Plate from Taylored Expressions.  I used the plate to make a cardstock template, then used stencil brushes to fill in the bands of color.  After filling in the bands, I blended them with an aqua brush.  So pretty!

To bring in the fluffy cloud element from the photo, I die cut a stitched cloud panel from shimmery white cardstock.  The "you make me happy when skies are gray" sentiment from TE's C'mon Get Happy stamp set was stamped on the cloud in gray pigment ink. I placed the cloud at the bottom of the panel using foam tape, then matted the panel on sparkly silver cardstock.  The finished panel was adhered to a soft blue card base.

Check out what the rest of the talented team at The Challenge has created based on this week's inspiration photo.  Here's where to find them:

Materials Used:
C'mon Get Happy stamp set, Rainbow Cutting Plate (Taylored Expressions); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Shaded Lilac, Shabby Shutters, and Broken China distress inks (Ranger); My Style Blueprint cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps); Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Recollections Silver cardstock (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Love the soft rainbow on this! I'm super excited to be on the team together and to get to know you!

  2. Beautiful card with so many pretty colours.

  3. Love how you created the rainbow! So pretty!

  4. Beautiful - I love the watercolored rainbow!


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