Thursday, March 11, 2021

BE you TIFUL



Time Out Challenge #183 begins today, and challenge is for us to be DIFFERENT. This could be interpreted in many ways like stepping out of your comfort zone in your card making style, clothing style, food that is different for you to eat, etc. Use your imagination and show us your being different in your creation for this challenge. Have fun!

Our challenge runs from Thursday, March 11th to Wednesday, March 24th. Our wonderful sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs. Challenge winner will receive at $15.00 gift voucher to the Funky Fossil Designs Shop.


Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Lisa Petrella of Paper Mountain Parcels. Lisa is a very talented card maker whose style is largely CAS and often reflects her life as a Coloradan in her creations. Treat yourself to a visit to her wonderful blog, and show her some love. You will be full of inspiration after your visit.

To create my card, I stepped out of my comfort zone once again as I have been trying to do more of lately in my cards. Funky Fossil Designs lends encouragement to me for that purpose. I took one of the gel press backgrounds that I had created with Distress Oxide Inks, stamped an image from Funky Fossil Lotus Reflections stamp set directly onto it with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and heat embossed it with clear EP. I stamped the lotus flower onto a scrap from a different gel press panel, heat embossed it with clear EP, fussy cut it out and popped it up on top of the lotus flower image on the larger stamped image. I die cut the panel with Spellbinders Hemstitch dies, and added a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it with Rose Gold EP to go with the rose colored lotus flower. I mounted the top panel on a black card base, and my card was complete.

This one is in honor of women everywhere. I have been enjoying working with my students to raise awareness of the awesome power of women in the world. I asked my Kinder students today to tell the class about a woman in their lives they'd like to honor. One little girl raised her hand, pointed at me and said, "you". Made me a little misty, I must say!

Please hop on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations that Karen and the Design Team came up with to inspire you. Come play with us!

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12 comments:

sandie said...

Super Stephanie and you really did challenge yourself and I so admire you for this. I love that background-have no idea how to do this but love the look. And to pair this with pink works so well. I love the placement of the sentiment and good on you for encouraging your students to raise awareness of the power of woman and your deserve to be one of them that they would like to honour....what a joy to hear this and I too would have had a tear in my eye!

I Card Everyone said...

You are stepping out in a most wonderful new style, Stephanie! This is fabulous - and WAY out of my comfort zone, too!
btw I agree with your student - W. O. M. A. N. you rock!
=]

Craft-E-Place said...

I love this card! that background is just brilliant - I love gelli printing but have not tried it with distress oxides - you've inspired me to give it a go!
Elaine

Patrice said...

Stephanie, your card is fabulous! Stunning background & I love the different shades of green. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Kerry Bunting said...

Wowser! A truly gorgeous card!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love that you are exploring different styles Stephanie and this is a beautiful card with its magical background and image. How lovely for you to feel so special when your little student said she'd like to honour you. I would like to honour you too Stephanie for being such an inspiration with your creativity. Hugs, Vicky x

Chantell Randall said...

Wow your background is great - it looks so textured and makes you want to run your fingers over it. Chantell Just Add Ink

Rochelle Blok said...

Such a stunning card Stephanie! The background in green is amazing and I love the pop of pink in the flower as well. The geometric circles really give the card such a striking look. Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

Becca Sadler said...

Your card is unique! Love the style! Thanks for linking to My Time To Craft! --Becca/DT

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful card Stephanie! I love that background panel and the images look amazing on it. I love that you are championing women with your students and that one chose you! That says a lot!

Helen said...

What a great card, Stephanie! I love your background and that you are trying something new! Well done!! It is wonderful that your card is honouring women and that you are holding the conversation with your students. How wonderful that the little girl chose you!!! Congratulations!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge! Stay safe! :)

Gerrina said...

Looks so good! Great layering, and the Gelplate background looks so textured; love that... Enjoy your sunday!