Card for April Take It, Make It Challenge: Live a colorful life

Hi and happy Easter!

I love the fact that the long and dark winter is soon over and the first signs of spring are already to be seen. In my garden the crocuses are nearly blooming, and in just a few days I'm able to enjoy all their lovely colours. Can't wait!

This month Craft Stamper Magazine Take It, Make It challenge is all about colours, too. Again there are amazing prizes to be won, so grab your stamps and colourful papers and play along!

Here's my card for your inspiration:

For this project I took out my box of scrap papers, as I wanted to colour the group of girlfriends with stamped and fussy cut pieces of paper. I started with stamping the image on white cardstock, and repeated the stamp on pieces of scrap paper. What a great way to utilize your scraps!
Stamp: 'Girlfriends' by Art Impressions.

The stamped collage is glued down on a strip of yellow cardstock and attached on the card backround with 3D stickers.

For the background I chose a simple dark pink cardstock. I die-cut a circle using one of the large dies in this Sizzix die set, and used the circle as stencil when inking the middle of the background with purple Distress ink. I made the yellow frame by placing two large circle dies on the cutting plate, die-cuting the circle frame from scrap cardstock, and wrapping yellow embroidery yarn around it. Wrapping the frame with yarn takes a bit of patience, but the result looks nice and is worth the effort :D !

Now it's your turn: Follow this link to view all the great projects by our design team and to read the challenge instructions. Linky tool for adding your project is on the bottom of the post.

We have two prizes on offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize.This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for March is

IndigoBlu are a UK company, specialising in rubber stamps. Superb quality and wonderful designs, you really need to check out the hundreds of fabulous images on offer. IndigoBlu is also THE place to go for the marvellous Flitterglu and gliding flakes, not to mention the incredible paint range. The prizes for our randomly chosen winner this month are these two exquisite stamps:

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our TIMI design team members, who all vote for their favourite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a guest DT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post! How cool is that!

I hope that during this weekend you'll have some time for crafting, too, as I'm hoping to see your entry among the April designs! I know I'll spending some time at my crafting table :D

Have a great day. Hugs!
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  1. Such a fun and bright card. I have this stamp and never thought to stamp and fussy cut it..I will now - thanks for the inspiration. Cx