Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #65-Anything Goes

Hello friends and visitors! Are you ready for another challenge at Scrapy Land?  Our newest challenge is Anything Goes as long as you use any brand die that Scrapy Land sells. That shouldn't be too difficult, because Scrapy Land sells over 50 brands of dies!  I've taken a trip down memory lane today pulling out some of my older dies to make another Easter card. Don't worry; it's already reached it's destination in time for this passed Easter.

I used Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Ornate Frame die to frame my sweet Easter image from my stash. The frame was colored using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide (DOX), by blending the color on with an ink blending tool and then spritzing with water. I cut a second frame and cut it in half to make the shadow. To cut my image, I simply traced around the oval left from the frame and fussy cut it just a bit out from my tracing line. It's a perfect fit.

I like to get more use out of my dies so I cut a few of the flowers and flourish stems from the  Tuttie Design Bell Flower Corner die cut. They were colored with DOX in Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Cracked Pistachio to go with my image.

The word "Easter" is cut from the same image and layered on a snippet of card colored with Walnut Stain DOX. "Wishes"  (Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Thinlits Handwritten Celebrate) is also colored with Walnut Stain, and I cut a second to make a drop shadow effect as well as to give it more rigidity. At the last minute I decided to add some Worn Lipstick to my die cut sentiment, and then to add the butterfly (Sizzix On the Edge Butterflight).

The background paper from my stash was embossed with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade, and I dragged the Faded Jeans DOX pad over it to high light the raised areas. The snips of crinkle seam binding were also colored with Faded Jeans DOX. And yes, the card blank is also colored with Faded Jeans DOX!

That's it for me today--now it's over to YOU! Please visit  Scrapy Land to see all the amazing inspiration my teamies have made for you and then join in the fun with your Anything Goes entry. Just remember to use any brand die that Scrapy Land sells. You could be our next winner of a generous gift certificate to the shop!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 413 - Embossing I embossed my background.
Country View Challenges-May 2017 - Flower Power My flowers are die cut and there is a tulip on the image.
Creatalicious Challenge #114 ANYTHING GOES with optional for the girls / Mother's Day While this is for a girl, it's not for Mother's Day, so I'm not doing the optional this time:).

Thank you for visiting today and for leaving your amazing comments! I sure do appreciate them!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. Sara Emily,
    This card is just too sweet! I love the image you have used! i am sure your receiver adored this card!Your layers, perfect choices with the cheesecloth underneath and the beautiful frame die! Well done,my dear! Jackie xx

  2. Gorgeous Easter card! I love the embossed background and that image is so sweet! Love the frame die that you used!

  3. A beautiful Easter card Sara Emily. Love the blue on blue and the sweet vintage image. Absolutely gorgeous!! hugs xx

  4. Sara Emily this is just adorable! What a darling, sweet image and I love that you framed her! The colors are this!!
    Sherrie K

  5. Love this Easter card. Great colors. You are making me NEED those Oxide inks more and more. :-)

  6. Adorable, Sara, and such a pretty design with your gorgeous die cuts done in the pretty papers and layers! hugs, de

  7. Beautifully created and accomplished! But what is that image? I love her - she reminds me of cards from when I was a child. So very sweet!
    sandy xx

  8. You colored that corner die so beautifully and how precious is this sweet image! Amazing design my friend. Hugs, Autumn

  9. Oh, Sara Emily, this is so beautiful!! What a sweet image!! I love how you framed her!! The background is fabulous and I love the colors!! The way you used the ribbon is so creative!! And the butterfly is such a perfect touch!! Love, love this, my dear friend!! So gorgeous and amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. The little girl image is beautiful and I just love the blues and those lovely soft pastel colours you used. This is such a gorgeous Easter card Sara! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. I love this sweet card, Sara Emily! I've been enjoying your cards lately with adorable images as your focal point. I love your colors and your embellishments, and how you used the ribbon on both sides - it looks great! Beautiful! Hugs :-)

  12. Thanks for playing at a gem of a challenge with your sweet card. Please link our challenge in your post. I have a little blog giveaway

  13. Awww, what an adorable card Sara! Once again, another style, unique and wonderful! Love the embossed background and the highlighting on the raised areas. The layering you did with the frame is brilliant, it created a real sense of depth! The image is way too cute, oh how I love children and animals together! Such a wonderful creation for Easter! Bright and cheery, love it!!!

    I have missed so many of your posts my friend, and I'm so sorry for that. I wish I had time to leave a comment on each one of the gorgeous creations you have made, but I've just a short time for visiting today. I hope you are having a wonderful spring time. Thinking of you and sending many many hugs :)

  14. Wow Sara! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the whole design: the embossed background, the frame around this sweet image! Oh and the colours!!! The faded jeans oxide is awesome, great choice! Thank you for joining the May challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

  15. Absolutely adorable! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge.

  16. a super card Sara and a really lovely use of the die! Fabulous background too! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges too! Hugs rachel x

  17. Beautiful Estear card! Adorable :))

  18. Nice card. Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again soon. Leaving you with the inspiration of the scripture from Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV) which says, "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is."

    JO ANN

  19. What an adorable make Sara Emily! That is something else and totally out of your comfort zone...Love that frame and the cheese cloth tucked underneath...
    Paper Talk with Samra

  20. Such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious. Good Luck. Maggie, DT

  21. Beautiful Easter card . Sara ! Looooveeee this so sweet image and the soft blue !

  22. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for the girls / Mother's Day” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…


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