Monday, April 1, 2013

Stampsmith Challenge for April!

Hi Dreamers!
Happy first day of April!!  And, that means a new monthly challenge on the Stampsmith Challenge blog.  Thanks to everyone that left challenge ideas in the comment section of the Challenge blog!  Barbara W and Stamper Sue both suggested Black/White with a splash of color.  So, guess what!!  That is the theme that has been selected for the month of April!

Black and White with a splash of Color
With a least one Stampsmith Stamp

I went to work and came up with my Design Team creation using a stamp from the "It's a Dog's Life" Full Sheet.  Of course I used black and white ---- with a splash of RED.  I made this card a Flap Fold design.

Here you can see how the flap extends out over the front.  The Sentiment is from the "Say It Like It Is" Full Sheet.

  • Flap Fold Card Base: Cut a base 4 1/4" x 9 1/2" from CS
  • Score at 4"
  • Make the center piece large enough to overlap the front.  I made my center piece the size of the image plus four layers.  3 1/2" x 5"

This is what the layout looks like from the inside:

Flap(black)                               Score                       Inside

Another look at the overhang.

  • Stamp the puppy and kittens with black dye ink on glossy white CS.
  • Layer with red and black CS
  • The black/white DP is from My Mind's Eye

  • Stamp sentiment with black dye ink on smooth white CS.  
  • Add a red satin bow


I have plenty of room on the inside to stamp another sentiment or write a note.  Very fun!!   Get out you Stampsmith stamps and make your own black/white with a splash of color project!! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!  Link up over on the Stampsmith Challenge Blog.

And, a few other super fun Challenges!!
Mark's Finest: the letter A in the sentiment and/or an image that starts with A---two A's in my sentiment and my image is of Adorable Animals
Allsorts: vintage
Challenges 4 everybody: anything goes
Mema's Challenge: anything goes April
Simon Says Stamp and Show: anything goes
Love to Scrap: recipe-3 layers, 2 DP, 1 image

Have a great day!  Love ya.


  1. So cute! Love the image! I'm not sure the doggie is very happy between those two kitties!

  2. Karen...your card is so stinkin' cute! I love the black and white polka dots with the red accents. That vintage photo of the dog and cats is so cute and so perfect for your sentiment! :) Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Hi Karen, love your adorable card, the image is so sweet. I love the polka dots and your sentiment is perfect for your image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simin Says .stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  4. Hee, hee - love this image, Karen, and it's beautifully framed!
    Alison x

  5. Hi Karen, Another fabulous creation you have created xx

  6. Hi Karen, Another fabulous creation you have created xx

  7. Hi Karen. This card is just to frickin' cute and I love the technique/fold. Gotta try it. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and don't forget to check back for your chance at the blog candy.

    I am now a follower of your blog.

  8. This is lovely and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week for my challenge
    x catherine

  9. What a darling card I love how you layered it and the pop of color is outstanding. Thans for playing at Love to Scrap!!!

  10. They are adorable. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  11. Super cute Card. Thanks for joining us at Loves to Scrap.

  12. Adorable!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  13. This is so cute, I love the image and the awesome papers. Thanks, for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  14. They are Adorable Animals!!! too cute!!! Great A card!!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

  15. Love that image! The red looks great with the black and white! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Recipe challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  16. The flap fold is so unusual and adds an extra dimension to your card. The color choice is so distinct. What a stunning card! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Love to Scrap! challenge blog.

  17. I love the layout and design of your card, such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!
    Sandy :) DT


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