Hello!  I have just a quick post tonight to share a card I made combining several online challenges.  The current Lawnscaping challenge is to use dots and/or stripes.  I’ve used a stripey paper and a dotty paper for that.  At Retro Rubber Challenge blog, they are inviting their participants to use older stamps (at least a year old) and to incorporate a tag on their project.  The butterfly and the sentiment are from two of my older Lawn Fawn stamp sets.  As I was starting to put the tag on the card front, I noticed how much the card was resembling the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch!  So I thought about what to do for the trio of banner elements, and decided to use these really old snap/rivet things I have.  Anyone else remember them?  On a card they look like brads, but they attach like eyelets.  Yes, I had some fun pounding them with my hammer, LOL.  Even though the colors and patterns aren’t my usual thing, I kinda like the way the card came together.

101- butterfly tag


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Stamps: Flutter By, Sophie’s Sentiments (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Naturals White (Stampin’ Up); designer papers from Bright Side Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic); tag corner punch, Calypso Coral twine (SU); Lemon twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon); eyelet and snaps (source unknown)

11 Responses to “a convergence of challenges”

  1. Nice combo of challenges – I entered the lawnscaping one too 🙂 Love your colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this week. Cx RRBC DT

  2. Such a cheerful Spring-like card! And I love your coloring. Thanks so much for including RRBC in your stamping fun this week. Hope you will come back to play with us again!

  3. Wonderful springy card with great coloring. The patterns blend beautifully! Thank you for sharing with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

  4. Patricia, your CAS card is so sweet and springy. I love your butterfly!! Thank you for playing along with the Retro Rubber tag challenge this week.

  5. Sweet card and layout. Love the spring colors which are so complimentary to the butterfly. Thanks for playing with us at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

  6. These challenges compliment themselves so well! And you did a great job of showcasing both! That butterfly is so cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

  7. this is so pretty, so soft and fun!! Thank you for playing with us at RR!! We love our players!! ♥

  8. Super pretty take on the sketch!

  9. Way to coming those challenges! And yeah, not only do I remember those snap thingies, I might have a bunch of them myself. Kudos for using the hammer!

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