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Thanks + A Challenge!!

Happy Friday!! Its Friday and I am so excited for the World Cup Final tomorrow :D 

Today I want to share another Thank You card with you all because we really can't have enough of those. I am using the sketch from Skipping Stones Sketch#70 and the colors from Claudia & Co Color Challenge#78 (loved the colors and also the fact that the inspiration came from one of Echo Park lines)

 Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!; stamps: Skipping Stones (Grunge); ink: Unity Stamp Co. (Raw Sienna, French Lilac), Momento (Lady Bug); Embellishments: Buttons (American Crafts, Hero Arts), Twine from stash

I had so much fun doing this one with stamping and masking. I have overcome so many of my fears with stamping, biggest being stamping directly on the white CS, over the past 6 months and now I enjoy stamping more than I ever thought I would. For this card I created a mask with 3 windows and stamped the "Thanks" sentiment from the Skipping Stone Grunge Set repeatedly with different inks in each window. So much fun!! Added some twine(didn't keep it straight for more interest), buttons and a tiny bit of stitching.

I also want to enter this card in Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge#48 - Free your creativity, anything goes.. And I just thought it would be fun to challenge you all a little bit and I am naming this one as "Overcome your fear of stamping ", huh??

Challenge: Create a project - card, layout or altered item using any stamping technique that you fear or haven't tried yet. It could be as easy as just stamping, if you are really afraid of it till now.

How to enter: Link your projects in the comments section below.

Prize:  I will pick a winner to win some cool Studio Calico products.

Who can enter: Anyone and everyone is welcome, including international crafters!!

Don't forget:  to mention in your post what you were afraid of when you started your project. I would love to read how you braved the challenge.

Timeline: I will keep it open for 2 weeks and will pick a winner on 15 April 2011.

So go on and create something!

Hope you like it!! Thanks for visiting!!


  1. what a cool card Ujjwal... simple yet on the mark!!!

  2. Hey Ujjwal very nice card!! I´m still scared of stamping...and when i try it..i do a mess.I ´ll surely try to take part in ur challenge if time permits. I´m coming to india ( in mumbai) next week. Can u please suggest me some craft shops
    where i can do endless shopping cos i´m not aware abt any.

  3. This is so cool, Ujjwal! I love those little bits of hand-stitching. I always admire your beautiful stitching!

  4. Wow!.. love it!.. I haven't gotten rid of my stamping-directly-on-CS fear and I am SURE gonna be playing along!.. YAY!..
    The card is really beautiful!.. so very bright and cheerful! :D

  5. Beautiful card and a great idea for the challenge. Would love to play it. Soooo....will be back for that then.

  6. Lovely card! Simple but so effective! :)
    So true what you mentioned. All of us have some dark, if not grey areas in our crafting. I masked for the first time and the big cling stamps are quite something to work with too! :) Understand your feelings there!

  7. A very lovely card ...very clever and CAS too....I loved it completely ...would like to get tips on masking if you don't mind

  8. love the CAS of this! thanks for playing with Claudia and Company! Joy DT

  9. Simply adorable love the colors love the twine and buttons!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee memories!!!!

  10. This is such a fabulous creation! I love the twine!
    Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

  11. Awesomely created CAS card...... Looks lovely & adorable.... ;)


  12. love on the masking! Thanks for playing with us at Skipping Stones Design!

  13. Love the way you used Grunge! Thanks for playing along at Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday.

  14. this is a great idea to get those creative juices flowing. God knows my juice is all dried up LOL.
    I LOVE your card. I love these simple cards so much, maybe cuz of my inability to make these. Come to think of it, we all started with simple cards... Oh by the way CONGRATS on winning the world cup! Damn it was nice to see Suchin Tedulkar SO HAPPY! He deserved it the most.

  15. Thanks so much for the tip. I did submit to the Wee Memories challenge. Cheerio!

  16. Great job on the masking! Your card turned out so cute! Thanks for playing along at SSD!

  17. What a neat idea! Thanks so much for playing along with s
    skipping Stones Designs! See you next week!

  18. Great CAS card. I love the added stitching. Thanks for joining us at Claudia & Co.

  19. This is so cute! I love your design! Thanks for playing along with us at SSD!

  20. wow amazing work so creative

  21. Great idea! I love the masking and the colors! Thanks for joining us at SSD!

  22. Hi, lovely card. Once I am able to make good use of Stamps then I might try masking someday.

    However I wish to enter the contest you have started "Overcome your fear of stamping "

    My Entry:

    I am sure that this card is not very great but since it is my first proper stamp card so I wanted it to enter in the contest. I hope it is good enough.

    Thanks and Regards


  23. gorgeous card. I always do stamping but i havnt ried masking much guess thts my fear factor. Your card is inspiring and i think i will give it a shot :)

  24. hi !!just tried getting rid of that stamping & embossing fear !!tried making a happy n cheerful card :
    hope it works out well for me :)

  25. Hey ujwal,here is my entry:

  26. Wow, thanks for the great challenge! I got a ton out of it; it was its own prize! Here's my project:

  27. Thanks ujjawal.. for keeping this wonderful challenge ... here is my entry:

    Thanks again dear..

    this is my entry fer the challenge !
    I have spent hours creating it !
    hope you will like them !

  29. This is my card. Finally, I could make it in time. And tried to create a background with stamping and masking, a technique, iwas not confident about.


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