Today’s new Whimsy Challenge is to use no patterned paper. That’s a tough one for me. But I did it for my card on Monday and liked it so much,  I used the same dies and embossing folder again.

I picked Brooke the Zinnia Fairy as my image. She was printed out on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut out with the Out of the Box technique and a  Standard Circle Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers ( Flower and Shirt: Y32, Y17, YR15, YR18, E97, E99, E29   Leaves and Skirt: YG01, YG03, YG17   Skin: E0000, E00, E02   Hair: Y23, E31, E33   Wings: YG0000, YG00, YG01   Background: BG0000, BG000, BG01). The circle was adhered to a piece of Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the largest Spendid Circle die.

One 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of white cardstock was embossed with the new Flower Fun M-Bossabilities folder that had been inked up with New Sprout Memento Ink. A 4 1/4″ wide strip of white cardstock was then cut and embossed with a Classic Edge 2 and a Classic Decorative Inserts 5 die. The strip was adhered under the embossed strip, which was then adhered to a 4 1/4″ white cardstock square that had been embossed with the same embossing folder, this time inked up with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The edges were stitched before the layers were adhered to a 1/8″ bigger piece of green cardstock.

Aqua Sheer Ribbon was threaded through one of the openings of the Splendid circle die cut before the image layers were adhered to the embossed layers with dimensionals. The ribbon was tied into a bow. A tag was cut out of white cardstock with a die from the Home Sweet Home pack. A sentiment from The Good Life Tickets was stamped over it in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and the inner part was airbrushed with Copic Marker Y17. The tag was tied to the bow with embroidery thread and a button.

The layers were adhered to the card base which was created out of Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die. Rhinestones from the Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones and part of a Fancy That! Border Bling finish off the card.

I hope you have time to participate in the challenge. While not easy (I love using patterned paper), it’s fun and you could win free digital images. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles



Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

20 Responses to “Whimsy Challenge – no patterned paper”

  1. Hello!

    Your coloring is beautiful – it makes the card – and the layout is lovely! This sounds like a fun challenge – I will have to check it out! Also loved your Easter project! Wishing you sunshine today!


    Barbara Diane

  2. Oh my goodness, Beate! She’s darling!!! Love all those different shapes and embossing folders you used! The sponging is so soft and pretty!~ The image is adorable and coloured wonderfully!

  3. Such a cutie and fun colors sweetie!
    I want to come and play with you at your house and all the fun dies you have…love how you layer

  4. Beautiful card!!
    God Bless 🙂

  5. Beate, this is absolutely DARLING!

  6. Beate –

    This is just so sweet. I love how it turned out. You are so talented.

    Elaine Allen

  7. I’d never have missed the patterened paper, that’s such a lovely card. The embossed and coloured layer is just beautiful – so soft and dainty.

  8. So pretty! I love how the image just pops against the white!

  9. Oh what a beautiful card! I love that ribbon!!

  10. Wonderful card. Such a cute card with all the embellishments!

  11. This is so amazing!! I love all the texture to this card!! Your coloring is so incredible…the image just pops off the page!! This is so much prettier than patterened paper 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  12. Mmmmmmm…all those yummy layers of texture and design, topped by your gorgeous coloring and a sweet little tag and bow….life IS beautiful, and so is this card!

  13. This is so pretty Beate.

  14. So very sweet Beate, just love those colours and texture!

  15. This is beautiful, Beate! Very elegant looking.

  16. such great colors, the image just pops and love the sheer ribbon to go with your lovely background!

  17. Lovely card Beate, like the idea of the non print paper and the layering. thank you so much for sharing…….hugs and smiles

  18. that background is amazing, girl! love the pretty and fresh colors you used. such a delightful card, Beate!

  19. Morning sweetie this is gorgeous hugs Pops x

  20. Your coloring is so beautiful on that sweet image, and I love the soft colors of your background!! I love the texture and pretty bling as well!! Wonderful job with the challenge, Beate!!

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