Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Word Power Challenge - May

Hello, my crafting friends! Today I have the honor of being the guest designer for the Word Power Challenge Blog

The Challenge for WORD POWER is to showcase the many sentiment stamps and dies we all have in our crafting stash, however the sentiments (or word art) must be the FOCUS of the cards entered..

A new challenge will be posted on the FIRST THURSDAY of each MONTH, which will run until the LAST Thursday of the month. Winners are announced on the Wednesday before the beginning of the new month's challenge.
The main reason that I have been playing with my word art stamps in the past few months was to get ready for this challenge. I have so many large stamps, many with scripture on them, that need to be used! This challenge is the perfect opportunity! 

The card is a 5" x 5" top fold card. I used to make this size almost exclusively years ago. For some reason, the size became less popular and I moved away from it. I am moving back, because to me this is like a perfect sized canvas for paper art!
The word art stamp is from Verve Stamps and is from a set called Potter's Clay. Verve is not around any more, but Julee is still designing stamps under her new brand J. Tilman Designs. Her word art is some of the best you can find. 

I stamped the sentiment with black ink and then placed a rectangle die cut over the image. I sponged on some pink distress ink, then cut the image out with my die cut machine. So pretty!  
The printed papers are from an Authentique Flawless 6x6 pad. Such pretty pinks! I used black cardstock to make each layer stand out. I also have one layer of white cardstock that I inked the edges with the pink distress ink. 

I had the card assembled, then decided that the left side was very empty. I had recently purchased some flower dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, so I pulled those out to try. The leaves are from a very old die by Cheery Lynn, which might still be around in some format. 

I created my blooms and leaves from cardstock. I had a sheet each of pink and green that were two-tone - lighter color on one side and darker color on the other. Who knows what brand that could be??! I didn't ink the flowers, and I am not sure how I feel about that. Next time, I will add some ink shading and see how I feel. {smile}
I hope you liked my card and that you will give this fun challenge a try! I got my start in design team work via challenge blogs back around 2008 or so. I am mostly "retired" from design team work now, but I still enjoy  keeping my hand in with LOW KEY responsibilities. I have really had fun being part of the Triple B: Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms Challenge Blog since April, and a new card for that challenge will drop TOMMOROW!

Please visit the Word Power Challenge Blog to read all the rules and information on the challenge! You have until the LAST Thursday of the month to enter.

Cardstock: ColorMates Black, Neenah White, colored unknown
Printer paper: Auithentique Flawless 6x6
Stamp: Verve Stamps Potter's Clay
Inks: Ranger Distress Spun Sugar, Memento Tuxedo Black
Die cuts: Elizabeth Craft Designs Florals Six, Floral Minis, Everyday Elements: Lace Borders; Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip; Heartfelt Creations Rectangle and Basics
Adhesive: Art Glitter Glue, ATG 1/4" tape, hot glue
Tools: flower shaping tools, MISTI stamp platform, ink brushes, score board, trimmer


  1. An absolutely gorgeous card, beautifully designed and those flowers are scrumptious!! Thanks so much for being our guest designer this month with your lovely inspirational card!!

  2. Beautiful layering & design! Gorgeous!!