Day 3 of Challenge with Darling Dawn

Thanks for coming back for Day 3 of my challenge with the darling Dawn McVey.

Today we are both using the Hero Arts Blossom Art and the Papertrey Ink Polka Dots II with the color turquoise. (Turquoise is my favorite color to craft with.)

I will totally admit – I struggled with this. Not sure why – I love the stamps and the colors. I think I was expecting it to come together quickly, so when it wasn’t, I got frustrated. It happens, right?

It is hard to see but there is a MFT die-cut window opening with a dark stamped panel inside. Love window cards – Hallmark doesn’t do that. 🙂

I white heat embossed the flower on white cardstock. And to make it match the background stamping perfectly, I rubbed the same Soft Pool Ink over the flower to color… and added shading to the middle with Broken China Distress Ink. The tiny dots and the dots inside are from the Papertrey Ink set.

Now be sure to head over to Dawn’s darling blog to see her creation with the same stamps and color. Love you, Dawn.

My friends over at Lawn Fawn are having a fun week to celebrate new stamps that will be released Wednesday night. Be sure to watch their blog HERE to be a part of the fun, giveaways and more. And, guess what? You can buy these new stamps already HERE. Check out this fun peek…

Oh, and I am the blogger over on the Hero Arts blog this week. Be sure to come play. 🙂

See you tomorrow.

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39 thoughts on “Day 3 of Challenge with Darling Dawn”

  1. love that flower set. what a pretty card. I have one LF set and a HA set coming today and I just ordered 3 more of the new Lawn Fawn sets! YIKES!!! We have great taste! (;

  2. Love the flower card. What an awesome set. The colors are sooooo cool. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Those dot stamps are super fun! I’ll have to consider picking them up SOON! Thanks for posting. Your cards are ALWAYS great.

  4. What a fabulous card, Jennifer … pure perfection, an absolute beauty … I can’t believe you struggled with it!!! The cut-out and sprinkling of pearls are gorgeous … and your Hallmark comment is very amusing 🙂 I’d love to know more about your big dots on the front of the card. This challenge you have running with sweet Dawn is inspired … Thank You!!

  5. It doesn’t look like you struggled. Very pretty card. I LOVE the asymmetry of the pearl placement. I love that look but I struggle with that. I always need things balanced!
    Thanks for sharing, Jennifer

  6. I’m throughly enjoying watching this little challenge between Dawn and yourself! You are both creating such amazing cards!

  7. Don’t you hate when you end up sitting, waiting, wishing, it would just put itself together lol. It came out beautiful in the end. I love the cut out window!

  8. I love seeing the different cards that you and Dawn are doing! I will sure miss seeing these beautiful cards when you two stop doing them.
    I am so glad you showed us Dawn’s blog. Now you both are in my favorites.

  9. Hmmmmm! I recognize that window! Love this look so much. I am having so much fun seeing which way you and Dawn are taking the day’s inspiration! And I had to laugh when I saw Susan’s note! I always admire how you place the pearls and gems on your cards…and wonder, how did she know to place them.right.there.

  10. Love the colour of your card. Also saw your hero arts blog. Will be trying out those techniques. Awesome! Thanks.

  11. I never would have guessed you struggled, but I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one who does… I love how you did the fun cutout with the banner across it! The way you did the resist with the stamps was also great–I don’t know why, but I often forget about this technique.

  12. Gorgeous, Jennifer! Your struggle led to this gorgeous card!!! Love it!!! This color could also be my fave, and purple!! Pretty flower and love the dotted details in the background!
    Hugs, Wendy

  13. I feel a little better about my “not quite getting it together” days now if you have moments like that too. Heehee about the Hallmark comment, to funny 😀

    Beautiful card, love the window with the dark bg, really showcases the pretty flower!

  14. AhhMazing card! Can’t tell that it gave you such a challenge-totally looks perfect. I love that you are combing my two favorite stamp companies…Hero Arts and Papertreyink!!

  15. I am crazy about this card, Jennifer! It’s just lovely – thanks for the inspiration today!

  16. I love turquoise too! I’ll be seeing you next weekend in Dayton for some classes. Can’t wait!

  17. Love, love, love this card!! Sorry you struggled but it looks like it was worth the frustration! The variety of dots with the window is just perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  18. love the card! I was wondering if you could tell me if that MFT die would work with the silhouette. Thanks!

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