Saturday, October 29, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #367 - Wild Card Week

Hiya! Well look at that, a 5th Saturday! That means it's Wild Card Week at JUST US GIRLS! 
Maria is your hostess with week and she challenges you to make the sentiment the focal point of your card or project!

Here's what I came up with:

I used a stencil to sponge the background with a couple different Distress Inks, then splashed some Glimmer Mist over it. It was kinda vibrant, so I cut some vellum to size to help mute/fade it some. For the sentiment, I die cut 4 of the word 'awesome', stacked and glued them together. I used my MISTI to place the rest of the word stamps and stamped using Staz On Jet Black ink. After that I glued the stacked 'awesome' to the vellum and once dry, adhered to my card base with thin foam squares. Super easy!

I hope you find some time this week to play along in our Wild Card challenge! Simply link up your card or project at Just Us Girls! For even more inspiration, please visit the blogs of my teammates and our Guest Designer, Jaydee and leave some bloggy love! It's also Jaydees's last project with us as GD. I'm so happy that you joined us this month, Jaydee! Your creations were all so incredible, and I hope to see your amazing cards in our gallery in the future!

Just a reminder: If you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our October challenges, you'll be in the running to be Guest Designer for our December challenges!
Have fun and thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:


Stamps: Paper Issues - Freakin Sentiments
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black; Ranger DI - Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
CS: Taylored Expressions; Darice
Accessories: GC; STAMPlorations ARTplorations Bold Floral stencil & Awesome Cutplorations die; Tattered Angels - Aquamarine Glimmer Mist; brads from my stash; Recollections - vellum
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares


  1. This is gorgeous! I love those soft flowers with the splatters on your background paired with the bold, black sentiment. Perfection, my dear!

  2. This turned out amazing! Love that awesome

  3. Gorgeous card Chris! I didn't realize at first glance you had vellum over top! Love how BOLD and dark the sentiment is! Well done!

  4. Love how you incorporated those flowers for the STAMPlorations challenge with our sentiment challenge. What a fabulous finish with the vellum. Love it.

  5. Love the subtle colors of the stenciled background! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

  6. The subtle flowers and the splatters are just lovely. Thanks so much for joining STAMPloration's challenge!
    Jessica -GDT

  7. Chris, I love the yellow flowers with the black sentiment. A perfect CAS card and a perfect card for the challenge. Thanks for having me along as the GD this month

  8. The vellum overlay was such an unexpected touch, Chris, and it looks wonderful with your stenciling.

  9. Gorgeous sponging and stenciling. Love your soft colors, great take on the challenge.


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