CIC 458 | Many Thanks | Shades of Brown | Poppy Stamps

It’s time for a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. This week our theme is shades of brown, and we’re sponsored by Poppy Stamps who are offering a $20 gift certificate to our lucky random winner. I decided to create a one layer card with a thankful theme as my inspiration for this challenge.

I started by stamping the background stamp image from Altenew’s Wood Pallet Background directly onto my card base. I used Hero Arts’ Caramel ink, and stamped off first so that the impression I got on the card was a lighter, second generation stamping. This way it would be a slightly more subtle look than if I stamped it at full strength.

I then bought in Mama Elephant’s Heartfelt Wishes stamp set. This stamp set has the word “thanks” in several different languages, as well as some accompanying smaller sentiments. It’s been in my stash a while now but this is actually the first time I’ve got around to using it. I lined up each of the large words onto my card base and stamped them with the Caramel ink at full strength. I repositioned each time so that I could stamp them differently to create a complete pattern completely covering the card base.

For my primary sentiment, which I wanted to stand out more, I switched to Altenew’s Paper Bag ink. The Paper Bag, whilst still brown, is redder than the caramel. The colour difference enabled the main sentiment to be more apparent without seeming out of place in the pattern.

I also decided to add one of the accompanying smaller sentiments, also in the Paper Bag ink, to go with the main sentiment. I picked one that fit well in the space I had and stamped it into place, which completed my card.

I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to make when I sat down to create a card for this challenge. I’m happy with what I came up with though. I’m trying to make sure I actually use the products I have on hand, and as I said this thanks set had been neglected for quite a while! I think this design could work in a variety of colours, and the background texture (the wood) could be changed or even removed entirely depending on the desired look. Do make sure to head over to the challenge site to see what the rest of the team created for this challenge. And remember that if you link up with us you could win a prize!


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Aloha Fridays – Thanks (edit – where it was chosen as one of the top 3!)

Crafty Gals Corner – Thankful

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations – Shades of Brown

Paru’s Card Making Challenges – Thank You (edit – where it got a special mention!)

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes

Power & Spark – Be Thankful

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Thanks/Thanksgiving

Simon Says Work It Wednesday — Give Thanks


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)







14 thoughts on “CIC 458 | Many Thanks | Shades of Brown | Poppy Stamps

  1. So pretty creating a background with repeated sentiment stamping and I love the colors you chose for it. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

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  2. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional embossing (wet or dry)” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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