Bloggers Challenge 36 – Layout Challenge

This week’s blogger’s challenge was to use the layout on page 44 of Stampin’ Up!®’s Spring Summer Catalog (“with deepest sympathy).  It didn’t specify that it had to be a sympathy card however…

The card base is Lovely Lilac, and the image is stamped on River Rock.  The rest of the card stock is from the Amy Butler Design Mat Pack.  I’ve never used this card stock before, and found the colors interesting.  This card did not turn out the way I expected, but they rarely do when I’m working “off the cuff” (whatever that means!).  I colored the stamped image with chalk and a blender pen.

Stamp Set:

Infinite Goodness (SU!®) Level 2 Hostess Gift (I love this set!)

Card Stock:

River Rock

Lovely Lilac

Amy Butler (designer paper)


Palette Hybrid Burnt Umber


Hodgepodge Hardware™

Organdy Ribbon (May Arts from the Pink Hedgehog)

Earthtone Pastels Chalk (Pebbles)

SU!® blender pen

Sponge and sponge dauber

Thanks for looking!



  1. What a wonderful card. Lovely colors and your images are splendid. I’ll tell ya, sometmes posting pictures for a blog is almost as time consuming as creating the card itself. You did a fabulous job.

  2. Very pretty Anita! I love the colors you pulled out of the patterned paper.

  3. very pretty!! your stamped images have an almost ‘stitched’ look to them too!

  4. Very pretty card, I love that background paper!

  5. Love the color scheme of this card! So nice! {SMILES}

  6. Very nice. Wonderful images and I like the way you did the edges of your focal piece. Great background paper too.

  7. River Rock is so versatile, isn’t it? The patterned paper really makes this color combination work.

  8. Love it…very pretty colors!

  9. A very pretty and soft card!

  10. Nice card! Love the colors!!

  11. Your card turned out wonderful. And I love the colors together!

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