Runway Inspired Challenge #43

Hello there!

Before I introduce you to the new Runway Inspired challenge, I want to point out that I have recently added two new pages to this site. Cards for Healing and Classes. So if you have some time, go check them out 🙂

Now on to the challenge, we have a fabulous inspiration photo this week; one I particularly like as it has square/grid elements!  Check it out:


Well, I was a bit unimaginative and just went ahead and cut out a number of 3/4″ yellow squares to work with.

Here is my second card that I made with those squares:

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The grid pattern is a free digital from Mel McCarthy. You can view all her sets here at flickr.

The execution of this card was quite simple; I adhered the yellow squares to a piece of square clear sheet, then glued the black die cut on it. Added the label maker sentiment, then adhered my square panel with foam tape. Done within about 15 minutes.

I just mention that this was my second card. The first card had a similar design concept, but was a lot more time consuming; definitely not a practical way to make a card!

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Here I first adhered the squares to a scrap grid panel and cut out the negative of the die. Then I adhered all the yellow pieces to a black panel. The tiniest of all pieces was the one at he bottom left corner of the top right square.

I stamped the Thank you (from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Words) on gray card stock, trimmed and adhered to the black panel. Once again, the entire panel was raised with foam tape.

This week, the winner’s prize is a $15 gift card to Simon Says Stamp!

Make sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge to see the challenge details and the amazing projects that the te rest of the design team created!

Jen |  Laura | Nina | Pamela | Virginia | Wida

Thanks for stopping by!

23 responses

  1. Both are extremely gorgeous, just love the graphic yellow squares with the black die cut! And you know me – I totally would have done it the hard way too. *wink*

  2. You are really going to hate that I’m saying this, but much as I adore and appreciate your second card, I really like the first one … might be because of the cool graph paper background, or the label maker hello. But I think having the die cut bridge the negative space is really interesting too. I wonder how the second one would look if you kept the negative spaces there too, and just had the yellow squares popped without mounting them on the black panel. Thanks for posting both of them!

  3. I don’t know how you keep pumpin’ out this volume of spectacularness??? Love both of these versions…not sure I could pick? They are both really, really cool…love this idea!

  4. So gorgeous . Great use of the colour in the inspiration photo … I like them both, but the second one is my favourite . As always beautiful cards .

  5. I love them both! And I checked out your new pages…your classes look awesome! I always forget you live in NY…I’ll have to meet up with you next time I visit my family on Long Island!

  6. love love love love that second card so so so much!!!! I love the black negative… but seems like it must have taken you awhile to piece them back together!

  7. Tasnim, you are a master card-maker! These are gorgeous, both of them! I do think I prefer the second card for the negative space, but it’s so close, I really couldn’t choose! Wow! I’m just going to stop wearing socks when I read your blog, you keep knocking them off!

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