Sunday, 3 July 2011

Square Cards

Just a simple trio of square cards for you today...

This first one is for Make It Monday's Challenge #21 to use the polaroid 2-step masking technique, which I've never done before but it really simple, yet so effective. I also used the sketch from Mojo Challenge #197 and the colours from Colour Create's Challenge #74 to use fuchsia, green and white. I'm never quite sure what kind of colour fuchsia is - is it pink? is it purple? I went for a pink after looking at fuchsia flowers on the net! This is for Paper Pal Arts Challenge #100 as well to use your favourite technique. This one actually uses 2 of mine - dry embossing and 2 step stamping. I love the depth and texture that 2 step stamping brings!


Stamps: Background Basics: Botanicals, Spiral Bouquet, Inside & Out: Thank You all from PTI

Papers: Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Stampers Select White all from PTI

Inks: Kiwi Kiss, River Rock, Rich Razzleberry all from SU, Hibiscus Burst from PTI

Accessories: Hibiscus Burst ribbon and buttons, Grid Lines Impressions Plate all from PTI, White button from Elzybells

My next one is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #1 for July, CC329 to use Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Melon Mambo and Free For All Challenge #71 which was to use a funny holiday/event in July as inspiration. I chose to use Strawberries in honour of National Strawberry Sundae Day which is celebrated on July 7th!


Stamps: Fruit Fusion: Berry from PTI

Papers: Melon Mambo cs & DSP (retired), Crumb Cake, Elegant Soiree DSP all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede all from SU

Accessories: Soft Suede Ribbon (retired) from SU, Paper Doily from eBay, Labels 3 Nestabilities

And my final square card for today is for Papertake Weekly's Sketch #57, Just Magnolia's Challenge #113 Anything Goes and Magnolia-licious' Inspiration Challenge #8. I took the colours, stripes and flowers from the inspiration photo, but was desperate to use this sentiment, so added a rainbow. Love the way it turned out though.


Stamps: Beautiful Tilda, Rainbow, Rainbow Thank You all from Magnolia

Papers: Regal Rose, Always Artichoke both from SU, Copics White, DSP from Kaisercraft

Inks: Regal Rose from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Roses from Hobbycraft 

And that's all my squares cards for today folks! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. These are all cute! Great flowers and paper on your Make it Monday technique card!!!

  2. Three gorgeous cards! Love the background on your first card ... beautiful! Your embellishments are the perfect touch for this beauty! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

  3. beautiful cards love the image, the strawberrys are fab thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  4. Very pretty! I always hate how they charge extra postage though, to mail the square cards. Like the strawberries!

  5. This cards is really great:-))
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge over at
    the Colour create challengeblog.

    DT member.

  6. Very pretty cards. Love the rainbow.
    Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia and hAngler this week!

    Hugs, Mindy

  7. Oh how pretty! I am in love with the rainbow...which reminds me, it's time I inked up my rainbow stamp! Beautiful design...and this is just the cutest little Tilda!! Thanks so much for joining us for this month's Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-licious. Pat Frank

  8. Love all the cards.....but I just love that Tilda. Isn't she adorable? Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!
    Tracy V

  9. Your card is delightful! Thanks for participating in the Magnolia-licious Challenge. Linda C

  10. wow what a stunning set of card, you used our colours just perfectly...thanks for joining in with our Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx