Hi there! It’s Cards in Envy challenge introduction day! For the next two weeks we have a theme challenge of “Child’s Play”.  Show us your A2 sized cards that are suitable to be given to a child.  Remember to keep your cards flat enough to fit in an envelope and be mailed at the first class postage rate.

Since I don’t have any young children in my life, my card is going to be sent to Operation Write Home.  I wanted to keep it gender neutral, so I chose a gray and bright yellow color scheme with pops of some other colors.  The cute jumping smiley face is appropriate for either a boy or a girl.  Although the smiley face stamp and the sentiment stamp might seem like they were made for each other, they are from different companies.  I bought them several years apart from two different stores.  The layout I used for this card is the sketch from the current Retro Rubber challenge.  Well, actually it’s the mirror image of the sketch.  I did it that way so the smiley face would seem to be looking toward the middle of the card rather than off the edge of it.

CIE 04-06-2015


Be sure to check out what the rest of the Cards in Envy design team has done for this challenge, and then go make a card to brighten a child’s day!  We’d love to see your creativity!  Share your card using the linky tool at the Cards in Envy site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, April 19.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Edited on April 12, 2015: Thank you to the Retro Rubber Design Team for naming my card as one of their Fab Five for their sketch challenge! I’m delighted and honored!

Stamps: Jump – Smileys (Uptown Design Company); sentiment stamp (Studio G)
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Watercolor Wonder designer series paper (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic); Stitched Scalloped Borders die (Lawn Fawn); candy dots (SU)

10 Responses to “Cards in Envy – Child’s Play”

  1. I love this Patricia, the leaping smiley face dude is so much fun. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber this week. Cx DT

  2. Don’t you love when different stamps just go together! Wonderful use of the sketch. I too make misc cards for OWH. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber.

  3. I LOVE this card! That image! Those colors! Those dots! I am smiling as I write this! Wonderful job! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!!

  4. So fun! Love that sentiment!

  5. What a fun card! Definitely would bring a smile to anyone’s face. Thanks for sharing with RRBC; hope to see you play along again!

  6. Love this Patricia! The circle paper is perfect with this image and I love, love, love the sentiment! A very fun kid’s card!

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  7. This card truly did bring a smile to my face when I saw it! I think this is a great card for anyone, not just a child. Thank you for playing along with the Retro Rubber sketch challenge!!

  8. Your card is so fun, light and adorable! Love it!

  9. Your card is adorable! I miss that watercolor paper. Perfect job on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at RRBC11!

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