Thursday, March 10, 2016

Ring in Spring Challenge on the Emerald Creek Dares Blog

It's time for a new challenge on the Emerald Creek Dares blog, featuring "Ring in Spring". When we received this challenge I was excited to start my project as I love when Spring comes around.  For my project I decided that I would create a fun Spring card.

To start my card, I first needed to create by card and fold. To create my card base, I trimmed a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of 100lb White Cardstock and scored it at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".  At the 2 3/4" line fold it back to create an accordion fold. For the flap that the window is on, I trimmed a piece of 100lb White Cardstock to 3 1/4" x 8" and score at 4".  Once the pieces were trimmed and scored, I inked around 1/4" of the card base with Antique Linen Distress Ink. To finish the card base and flap, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Once the card base and flaps are done, then I cut the Graphic 45 'Botanical Tea" patterned pieces for the flaps and card base.  Once they were cut, I edge distress the edges of the patterned paper as well as ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The next step was to stamp the Window Box with Black Archival Ink on the 100lb White Cardstock. Once stamped, I coloured the Window Box with Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Wilted Violet, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Markers.

Next I stamped the Large Butterfly with Black Archival Ink on the 100lb White Cardstock. Once stamped three times, I coloured them using Broken China, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Markers.

After the Window Box and Large Butterfly images were coloured, I inked all of the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

To finish the card base I inked the edges and then embossed them with Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder. Once the card base edges were embossed, I adhered all the stamped images to the card, making sure that my Window Box Image was on the outside flap. As well I randomly placed the butterflies throughout the card. The last element was to add ribbon and a bow on the front panel on the card. 

Here is the inside of the finished card:

Products used from Emerald Creek:

Other Products Used:
- Ranger/Tim Holtz: Distress Markers - Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet, Broken China, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen. Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Antique Linen & Embossing Ink
- Ranger Ink: Black Archival Ink
- Graphic 45: Botanical Tea

Make sure that you go and check out the rest of the Emerald Creek Dares Design Team as they have all created fantastic pieces for this weeks challenge:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Spring Card. Don't forget to enter your project into our Emerald Creek Dares Challenge for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate for the Emerald Creek Store!

Until Next Time!


  1. Absolutely lovely card, Katelyn! I love how you used the Window Box stamp & the colours are beautiful.

  2. Beautifully layered card Katelyn. Thanks for sharing card folds.

  3. Beautiful card!! I'd love to have a window that pretty! I just love the card design!

  4. Such a gorgeous and impressive card, Katelyn!

    I love your selfmade papers and the design is so charming!

    Claudia xxx

  5. i always envy those who colour!! i don't have the patience to do that and so love when i see folks do it!. this is a simply sweet card!

  6. Beautiful, love the fold and your handmade embellies. <3

  7. Beautiful card, your coloring is amazing! I want spring...