A New Challenge At Time Out – #135 – Inspired By Words

Hello … bonjour!  Our new challenge at Time Out has just started … and we have an ‘Inspired By Words’ theme for you to join in with for the next two weeks … it’s a quote from Teddy Roosevelt … keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.  Here’s where I went with it …


My focus was on both the ‘ground‘ and the ‘stars‘ part of the quote … the latter you’ll see a little better further down.  Don’t know that I’ve made a shaped card before … and it was fun to try it for a change.  I cut two single circles with a Hero Arts Infinity die, scored the back one close to the top to create a hinge, adhered the two together above the crease … and trimmed a sliver of card off the bottom so it would stand upright.  The resulting circular card was masked so that I could blend distress inks over it to create the grassy ground and dusky sky, while still retaining the white border.  Once the blending was done, I sprayed Shimmer Spritz over it all to create the sense of glimmery stars.  The single white bloom die is from Poppy Stamps (retired) and the embossed circular frame is from Memory Box (Stitched Maple Circle Frame) … they were both adhered flat to the background.  I white heat embossed the Avery Elle sentiment and finished off with a sprinkling of clear dewdrops.  Here’s a closer look at the starry sparkle …

        Proud to be sponsored by

Where will our words take your creativity?  You can use any or all of them to inspire your card … we’d love it if you played along with us.  We’re sponsored this time around by Poppy Stamps and are delighted to have the lovely Jeanne from their Design Team joining us with a card on her own blog, A Kept Life.  Our overall winner, as voted for by our DT, will receive a $20 GD from Poppy Stamps and as usual, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at Time Out, along with heaps of lovely inspiration from our fabulous DT, and from our super talented Guest Designer, Michele, from I Card Everyone.  Do go and enjoy an inspiring and delicious visit with both Jeanne and Michele … you’ll find heaps of fantastic ideas and brilliant cards to explore … and you can always say hello while you’re there!

I’m playing along at …

Addicted to Stamps And More – Photo Inspiration (below) … top left!

The Flower Challenge – Embossing (Heat or Dry) … there are both!

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


31 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #135 – Inspired By Words

  1. Sandie Munro

    Goodness Anita this is a star of a card-your blending is so good and all that sparkly-wonderful! Gosh you are so brave to make a shaped card….even a square one scares me! Just a super card for this challenge x

  2. born57

    Hello sweet friend! Anita I hope you are doing well. This round anniversary card is simply beautiful with that background and single white bloom. Thank you for always being there. Hugs and love to you.

  3. Jeanne

    So pretty, Anita! The colors are so lovely and I adore the shimmery sparkle! The single flower is highlighted beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope all is well with you! 🙂

  4. catcraig

    Anita, what a sweet round card for an anniversary. Love the glitz you achieved with your spray. The white die cuts stand out so nicely as well. Have a great day.

  5. Brenda Lawrence

    Beautiful card Anita, I so love where the quote took you! Isn’t making shapes cards fun?!! lol It amazes me how you can just create a hinge and have an opening card of any shape. I love how your flower just pops off those beautiful colors. Hugs, Brenda

  6. Michele F

    I love the shape, and the sparkle, Anita! Everyone should have a bit of star-shine on their anniversary! [thanks for the sweet intro! xx]

  7. Rosemary D

    always love your clever and beautiful interpretations of the inspired by words challenges and this one is no exception! a perfect take on the challenge words! love the soft shimmery background you created!

  8. Barbara Roe

    any card you make Anita is a winner. A shaped card is a fun challenge, Hope you receive this message as I have changed computers. 🙂 Barb

  9. Kara

    I love your ink blended and sparkly ground and sky! Shaped cards are always a fun alternative to the regular rectangle! Casey Kasem hosted the top 40 radio show each week here and would say, “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” Well, not too original now, was it…

  10. conil

    So admire this quote. Speaks to me of imagination, ambition and success while keeping your head on straight. The way you’ve interpretted it says it all, to me. Loved that you made it a shaped card and I just bet it shimmers like crazy.

  11. Cathy R

    Beautiful blended background Anita, love the shimmer. This is a great quote and your card reflects it perfectly, Cathy x

  12. Marisela Delgado

    I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this card, Anita. I owe you an email. My email acct. has grown a mind of its own. I’ll tell you later. Mari

  13. Marcia Hill

    Sweet, sweet card Anita and I love that it’s in a circular shape!! I’ve made shaped cards before, but never a circle one and have to admit I really like it and want to try one…thanks for the inspiration! And I love where the inspiration took you for your card…the ground AND the sky and the lovely ink blending are perfection and all the added sparkle is definitely a bonus! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  14. aimeslee

    Loved your take on this challenge, Anita. I went with a bit looser interpretation but in the ballpark meaning the same thing. I hated to have to miss the Playful theme so made sure to get in on this one. xoxo

  15. Karen Brown

    Very pretty circle card. I love the circle and floral die cut over your lovely background. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  16. BarbGhig

    I really love this card, Anita! Your background is gorgeous and I love that you chose a circle shape for your design…so soft and pretty! As always, you’ve done such a great job with the inspiration/theme of the challenge 🙂
    Barb xx

  17. djkardkreations

    This is a beautiful take on the inspiration words, Anita! I love your shimmery starry and blended background behind the sweet white flower silhouette! And go you for making a circle shaped card base!! Love the new profile photo! ILYAMYLALMA!! Hugs, Darnell

  18. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Such a beautiful card, Anita. I enjoyed reading about the process of making your round card. You certainly thought of everything! Your ink blending is wonderful. Love the sparkle and shine and that single white flower is gorgeous. Wonderful card, as always.

  19. Bobby Hagen

    Putting that little flower in a circle card with all the glorious ink blending and sparkle makes it even more special, Anita.

  20. izzyscrap

    Une bien jolie carte, Anita ! Tout d’abord bravo pour ta carte toute ronde, elle est parfaite ! J’aime beaucoup ton fond qui représente à la fois la terre et le ciel étoilé, très bonne interprétation de ces quelques mots de T.Roosevelt. Tout comme cette jolie fleur blanche qui a ses racines en terre mais qui se dresse vers le ciel ! Superbe et CAS comme d’habitude. J’aime beaucoup. Bises et merci de partager et de jouer avec Addicted to Stamps and More. x

  21. Kathryn G Ricks

    Great Card, I love that you did it as a circle card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  22. TK Watson

    Beautiful, Anita ! Your peek of shimmery stars is gorgeous, and your flower quite elegant. Thanks for the great tutorial of how you got your round card round, and made it stand too!

  23. Creatingpaperhugs

    Such a beautiful card Anita. I especially love the sparkle and the gorgeous inkblending. Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.
    Rachel DT


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