Friday, May 2, 2014

Crafting Musketeers May Challenge: Anything but Square

Hello Crafteteers!

It is that time...time for a new challenge at Crafting Musketeers: Anything But Square.

For the design team card I used my new Spellbinders die 5x7 Reflective Moments.  Is it just gorgeous?!  I ended up running through many different colored card stock papers to see how each would look with the main die and they all looked jaw dropping awesome.  For the card I stuck with white and applied Tim Holtz' white crackle paint over the entire die cut.  After it dried I applied Distress inks in Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.  Then I cut a piece of white card stock to size and applied Distress Inks in Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold and Barn Door.  On top of that was a die cut piece of Graphic 45's Secret Garden.  The flowers were highlighted with Stickles.  
Next was another piece of white card stock die cut with Spellbinders Floral Ovals and the crackle/inks were applied.  Quietfire's "Happy Mother's Day" from Happy Family Days was heat embossed in black on a Spellbinders Ovals die cut.

The card is a tent fold but I only used the Reflective Moments die on the front.
The inside has Quietfire's Mothers Hold Their Childrens Hands sentiment (so sweet!) on the Floral Ovals Die cut.
Graphic 45's Secret Garden was used on every card face.  
Can't get enough of that pretty paper.  :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see your shaped project this month at Crafting Musketeers!
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
My Sheri's Crafts, In Celebration of Mom
Cut It Up, Mother's Day
Jo's Scrap Shack, I love you Mom!
QKR Stampede, Mother's Day
613 Avenue Create, AG
Fussy and Fancy, Spring Colors
Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday, AG
Divas that cut paper, Embellishment and die cut
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Sister Card Act, AG


  1. Absolutely gorgeous inside and out. Adore the ornate frame. So perfect for a loving Mom.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the shape and those fabulous papers!! The inside sentiment is such a fabulous touch!! What a stunning card!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love that new Spellbinder Reflective Moments,it's my new favorite!

  4. stunning card
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  5. Just BEAUTIFUL Kathy Jo...beautiful card and such a wonderful sentiment sure to tug at all hearts!!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours"!!!

  6. Kathy Jo, what a stunning card! I hope everyone will take the time to click on this and see what an effort you've put into this. The backing papers are so beautiful, but your overall design is simply tops!

  7. Gorgeous card, Kathy lots of intricate work, thank you for entering the Fussy & Fancy Spring Colours challenge & Good Luck xxx Annie

  8. What a beautiful card. The framing is wonderful.

    So glad you entered this month's challenge.

  9. Very ornate! Thanks for linking to our Mothers' Day challenge at Cut it Up!

  10. Wonderful card! Fantastic detail! I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting Café. Amy A.,DT

  11. Super gorgeous inside and out and just perfect for Mother's Day! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    Jeannie Thomas
    TTCRD Design Team

  12. I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at

  13. Stunning card, both inside and out. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Mother's Day Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT

  14. Stunning and BEAUTIFUL!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  15. Very lovely Mothers day card,so cute and beatyful colors you have used. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Spring colours challenge. regards Katharina

  16. Gorgeous card Kathy Jo, so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  17. Stunning! Love this! The frame is fabulous with the crackle added to it. Thanks for playing along with us at Cut It Up!

  18. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month.

  19. Absolutely beautiful! Love all the papers you chose. Thanks so much for joining us at QKR Stampede this week.


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