Monday, October 7, 2019

Grateful Squares

I am honoured to be a Guest Designer for the Double Trouble Challenge Blog during the month of October. Double Trouble is one of my favourite challenge blogs - great variety for their challenges and they always get lots of participation! 

For this challenge, the requirements are as follows: 

         THING 1: Use your favourite masking technique 

         You can stop here OR choose to participate in the next two   

         THING 2: If you have created a Halloween or fall project, you can 
         link up with the Kat Scrappiness challenge. They want to see all 
         your creepy, spooky or cute Halloween or fall creations (ghosts, 
         witches, leaves, scarecrows, bats, pumpkins and skeletons are just 
         a few possibilities! 

        THING 3: Include an image you would find in a pumpkin patch. 
         This could possibly be a pumpkin, a scarecrow or even a 

I chose to use the Multi-Square Windows Thin Cut to create my card. I chose several images to fill in the spaces, including a pumpkin, a scarecrow, leaves, a squirrel and a few other images. 

I masked the word GRATEFUL by stamping every second letter in one colour and the alternate letters in a second colour. I create a mask to do this, almost cutting out every second letter but leaving enough paper on top to keep them from being separated from the paper entirely. That way, I could lay out the mask and stamp on top of the letters that were showing without them being actually stamped on the paper. I then reversed the mask, stamping the second set of letters. 

I also masked the words "thankful, grateful, blessed", as well as the two small images on each side of the clip.

The colouring was done with a variety of markers, mostly Touch Markers. A thin border of Goldrush cardstock was placed behind the windows and it was all then mounted on Espresso cardstock. 

Come and join us at the Double Trouble challenge. Masking is a requirement but the other components are optional. This challenge is open for two weeks. 

I am also linking up my card at Kat Scrappiness as I have included fall images on my card (pumpkin, scarecrow, leaves, etc.)

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Espresso Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Giving Thanks
Inks: New England Ivy, Fern, Goldrush, Espresso, Ruby
Accessories: Multi-Window Thin Cut, Binder Clip Label Thin Cut, Touch Markers, Sharpie Markers, Masking Paper, Red Shimmer Brush



  1. How adorable this is, Alyson, with all those fun little boxes full of fall yumminess!

  2. I love how you used your stitched window dies and your masking of the sentiments and add of the clip and tag. I want to lift that clip to see what you might have hidden under Thanks for being our Crazy Cousin Guest Designer this month, can't wait to share your next project.

  3. Now that is a genius masking technique!! I would never have thought of it, but what a perfect way to get multiple colors on a larger font sentiment! And your card is super cute!

  4. I love all the little individual images! SO CUTE! Thank you soooo much for joining us! Can't wait to see what you create next month! Meghan Kennihan – Design Team member at Kat Scrappiness
    Visit my blog - MadeByMeghanK


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