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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

January Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hey crafty friends - it's that time of the month already; time to reveal the cards that went round the world for the Card Chain Challenge. Twenty-six people participated in January; my card went to longtime friend Greta (GG Creations) in Oregon. You can see the full chain HERE.

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Earth (retired); 
Paper Studio gold metallic; Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes
Dies - Sizzix Bright Bubbles;
My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 (retired);
Stamps - Hero Arts Color Layering Iris (sentiment)
Digi - Rachel Vass Blossom Branch 
Other - Copic Markers R21 & Y28; Versamark ink;
Ranger Princess Gold ep

I used the color scheme and the sketch, plus the theme of friendship.

I'd been eying the bubbles die at Hobby Lobby off and on; finally bought it on sale after seeing the sketch for January & thinking it would be great for it. Die cut it from metallic gold and then glued it atop some random die cut circles. The biggest one is actually a tag die - I just trimmed that part off edge. Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment, then added a fussy cut flower left over from my January 31st Die Cut Diva card. I just colored the flower center gold and added some pink lines to the petals. Done!! I really liked how this turned out and so did Greta!

I received this beauty from Renate (Dots, Pearls & Gems) in the Netherlands - I just love her interpretation of the sketch with the cut out circle in the corner, puny sentiment & the fun donuts!! Such a fab embossed background on the kraft too! She included some darling stamp-offs of cupcakes, plus a Dutch Apple pie recipe - definitely can use them!!

Funny story - the neighbor popped over yesterday with Renate's card in hand; the mailman had delivered it to the wrong address! Neighbor was out of town for a few days and she came as soon as she got home. Well, at least I got my card - thanks sooooo much, Renate!!

You can sign up for the February chain HERE until 2/6; hope to see you there! Thanks for visiting!!


Rosemary said...

what a fun design, linda! i know greta absolutely loved receiving this card from you!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful design with your golden rings over the pretty circles Linda! xx

Betty said...

what a fantastic card, Linda - I'm sure Greta loved it!!

HilaryJane said...

Wonderful interpretation of the sketch, love the gold circles too xx

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous cards, both yours and Renate's!

Annerieke said...

Such a wonderful card Linda, I love the gold circles. And Dutch apple pie is very tasty ;-).
Hugs, Annerieke

Robyn Oliver said...

A fabulous card Linda, love how your used that super circle die cut as the sketch layout... lovely card from Renate, and a great idea to send a recipe, stay safe hugs Robyn

Dawn T said...

fabulous Linda. I didn't get signed up in time for Jan so better get organised for Feb.

aussie aNNie said...

Love this card and amazing colours. ♥

Jean said...

Terrific take combining the colors and the sketch. Very original!

papierelle said...

I like your implementation of the sketch. It looks like soap bubbles.

Greta said...

I certainly did love how this card turned out! Unique & beautiful, Linda--thanks again!