A New Challenge At Time Out – #155 – Inspired By Words!

Hello … bonjour!  Our wonderful new challenge has just started over at Time Out!  This time round, we’re having a double celebration … the 8th birthday of our fabulous sponsor, Uniko (congratulations to Bev and her Brand Ambassadors, past and present) … and Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is next Monday, 17 February (though we don’t have to wait till then)!  For the next fortnight, we’d like you to be Inspired By Words … it’s your birthday, so party and throw acts of kindness around like confetti.  I focussed on ‘birthday’ and made this …


The panel I used for my card is a piece of an experiment from the Lake House … using Lindy’s Magicals with yupo paper … isn’t it dreamy?  It has a subtle pearly shimmer too … though trying to catch that on camera proved tricky.  I die cut Uniko’s Originally Organic image from the panel … and stamped and silver heat embossed the stylised floral sprig inside it, onto the card base.  The panel was popped up on craft foam over the embossing and I added the sentiments … a silver die cut one from Simon Says Stamp … and the secondary one, made up of words from Uniko’s Birthday Sentiments, and So Much.   It’s so glimmery and shiny IRL it didn’t need any bling … so I left it without.  Voilà!


Where will our celebratory 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.  As I mentioned earlier, we’re sponsored this time around by Uniko (thanks, Bev!) … our winner, as voted for by the DT, will be offered an in stock stamp set of their choice … and as usual, will be invited to Guest Design with us in a future challenge.  The details are over at Time Out, along with heaps of lovely inspiration from our fabulous DT … and from our talented Guest Designer … Sue from Sentimentally Sue.  Do go over and enjoy a visit with Sue … there’s so much loveiness to meander through … and you can always say hello while you’re there!

My card will be joining in the fun at …

Addicted To Stamps And More – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes (no bling option)

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Uniko – Anything Goes (with Cool Winter Colours option)

Uniko’s 8th Birthday Linky Party – Birthday

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

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



35 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #155 – Inspired By Words!

  1. sandie

    Goodness, you must be expert at die cutting-I got this out and thought,,,there is no way I would be able to do this! You have done a super job with it and it looks fab on the background-all full of Summer! Love the silver with this x

  2. Marcia Hill

    WOW…gorgeous card Anita! I’m loving the magicals on the Yupo paper…never tried that but I sure will after seeing this! Loving all the silver on this dreamy card too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  3. Jeanne

    Such a beautiful card, Anita! Love the colors. The silver really shines against the magicals and I can imagine how wonderfully shimmery the card is! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  4. Michele F

    A really lovely handmade paper, Anita! It’s no surprise it made a gorgeous handmade card! Even if we cannot grasp the full pearl-essence from the photo, I can imagine how beautiful it is in real life!

  5. conil

    It definitely is dreamy and love the die cut negative as a focal point especially with a shimmery floral peeking through. Brilliant design and one that will go on my HUGE list of “things to try”. Perfection.

  6. Lisa Elton

    I don’t know what it looks like in real life, but the version on my screen is fabulous! Very pretty card Anita!

  7. Shauna

    What a beautiful card! I love the fun colors in the background and the shine of the big ‘wishing’ sentiment looks great!
    – Shauna

  8. TK

    Definitely pretty, and definitely show-y with those magicals! Such a pretty sprig too, love that you placed it inside showing to the outside! Question: Do the magicals work like the Brushos?

    1. mypapercraftworld Post author

      Thanks, TK! I’ve emailed you … but in case anyone else has the same question … yep, magicals work like Brusho’s except that they have that pearly shimmer in them. Hugs, Anita 🙂

  9. Mac Mable

    It sure is a dreamy background Anita and perfect for the pretty organic stamped image. I love how you popped up the foreground and the die cutting ‘frames’ the beautifully. The shimmer and the the sentiment looks fabulous too x. Such a calm and beautiful card x.

  10. Barbara Roe

    Glad you answered the question about Magicals I wondered also. Brushos are too bright and I think the softness is elegant. Happy Valentine’s Day dear British friend who iives in France.

  11. Kara

    Die cutting through the yupo is such an elegant way to use that panel, Anita! I love the silver embossing and the font of your sentiment matches so well with it!

  12. momentsofcrafting

    Your soft dreamy background is gorgeous, Anita! I love the colour washes and can image how wonderful it looks IRL! I must try working on Yupo paper, although I don’t have any magicals, so I’ll test the Pixie powders I have!! The effect of the silver heat embossing set back on the card front is perfect for this lovely card! A wonderful card. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  13. Lisa Kind

    The colors on the background piece certainly are dreamy and I bet so much prettier in real life! Love how you die cut then stamped and embossed the sprig. Lovely card!

  14. annamahtani

    The watercolor shimmery background pairs so well with the silver heat embossed image. Beautiful card! Its such a challenge to capture the shine in a photograph.
    Thank you for participating in the Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next HLS Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Happy Little Stampers
    Visit my blog – Crafty Anna Studio.
    You can also find me on Instagram – CraftyAnna Studio
    Thank you!

  15. Izzy Scrap

    Magnifique, Anita ! J’adore ce fond que tu as fait avec les Lyndi’s magicals. Superbe idée d’avoir découpé avec le die et de remplir en tamponnant avec de l’encre argentée. Très élégante et délicate. J’adore ! Merci de partager et de jouer avec ATSM.

  16. Brenda Lawrence

    Well know, that experiment went really well, I am so loving that beautiful, dreamy background you made at the Lake House Anita! The image you used and die cut out of your stunning panel, is so pretty too. Your sentiment works perfectly and I love the combination of the die and stamp. Hugs, Brenda

  17. Nonni

    Beautiful card with artsy look, Anita! I love your experimental panel and the way you stamped and die cut the flower is very eye catching. xxx

  18. foleysfriend

    What a dreamy card! Loving the background you created. The sprig and sentiment in silver are perfect. The combination of the silver and background are so perfect together. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge.

    sue n.


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