Monday, 9 March 2020

A New Challenge - Cut it Up!

Hello bloggers,

I always seem to play along with the same challenges each week but at the weekend I came across a challenge blog I've never played in before called Cut It Up:

As the name suggests, it's a die cut challenge and this week's theme is 'green with envy.' I used a never been inked set from Hero Arts featuring cacti - perfect for the green theme. The die cuts are an MFT stitched frame and a decorative corner die from my local craft store. I've been inspired by the soft greens and beiges in The Card Concept's inspiration pic and created an alcohol ink background on some yupo paper with an embossed green sentiment.(Embossing on yupo is a total nightmare as the paper buckles completely under the heat of the gun.)

I'm really at a loss as to how to describe the style of this card - perhaps a mixed media style suits it best. What do you think?

Happy stamping!



  1. Lovely layering, Claire ... clean and cute ... and such a fun sentiment! Mixed media is good ... also p'raps clean and layered? Thanks for the link to a new (to me) challenge! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. Really enjoyed your take on The Card Concept challenge, Claire! I liked your tip on not heat embossing on Yupo, yet you seemed to do it so well!!!...thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  3. Your card is fantastic! I'm so glad you found our challenge blog. Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up this week.


  4. Yippee! You found our challenge! This is such a great had me at cactus but then you added that soft watercolor background, textural die cut and frame, which all add up to a super fantastic card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Cut It Up! Challenge!
    Rachelle - DT@CIU : )

  5. Thanks for the heads up on the new challenge...I haven't heard of that one either! Your cute little cacti are perfect for our challenge as well! Love the background you created! Thanks for playing with us at The Card Concept this week!

  6. This is really awesome. Love your background and dimension on this card.

  7. Lovely card. Bright and fun and you did a great job on the coloring

  8. I'm so glad you found us, Clair! We have a new challenge every two weeks, so I hope you join us again.

    What a pretty card! I love the addition of the circle die cut behind the cacti, and their colorful flowers really pop! Thanks for sharing your Green with Envy project with us at Cut it Up!



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