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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Ton Challenge Blog: March Edition!

Good morning, friends! Today is March 1, which means that we have the start of another challenge for The Ton Stamps Challenge Blog. The theme this month is:

LUCKY. Appropriate, right? 

Now, I don't know about you, but I've never sent a St. Patrick's Day card (haha).... but cherry blossoms are supposed to bring good luck, and I adore the Always Cherry Blossom set, so I decided to dig that out of my still-unfinished craft room (wah) and put it to use! I started with a panel of A2 sized aqua card stock that I die cut twice using the Stitched Rectangle dies to create a frame. Then, I stamped the pretty cherry blossom branch using white embossing powder around the edges of the panel. I colored in the images using a white colored pencil to give it a soft, ethereal look. 

For my greeting, I initially wanted to use the lovely "good luck" greeting from Lucky Tulip, but found that it was a tad long to fit on my stitched rectangle. Lucky for me, (see what I did there? ;) ) the Scripty Alpha set came to the rescue! I stamped the "good luck" using Hot Tourmaline ink and the Scipty Alpha Lower, then trimmed (while simultaneously cringing)  the "wishing you" and "in your  future endeavors" to create my own perfectly-sized sentiment! The last step was to add a few dots of Oyster Gray Nuvo drops to the centers of the cherry blossoms. 

And that's it! Nice and flat, easy to mail, and super soft and spring-y. The promise of spring always enhances my love of pastels and white. Nice and clean for a new season!

Now, it's your turn!! Use your stamps from The Ton to create a "lucky" card, then link it up to the Challenge Blog's link-up to be eligible to win a generous $50 gift certificate! Have fun, and good luck!!!