Splitcoaststampers (SCS) is the world’s largest stamping community, with more than 400,000 members of which many are Fan Club Members.  Each year several of the past and the 12 current designers at SCS (known as the Dirty Dozen) have a week long challenge-fest (40 challenges this year!) known as “Dare To Get Dirty (DTGD).” These challenges are especially for the Fan Club Members to say “Thank You” for their support.

Today is Day #1 of Dare to Get Dirty, and I am hosting a challenge which you can see HERE.  (You must be a Fan Club Member to access.) The cards that I am sharing are example cards for my challenge.


Here’s a little tip.  I like to punch different colored circles to place behind buttons.  By doing this you can really change the look and “pop” of a button.


This second card will be for my father-in-law’s birthday.  My hubby was recently saying how much he appreciates the fact that his dad, even in financially thin times, had a small boat that the family would enjoy all summer long.  It made for some happy family times.  He can write his dad a note on the inside to that effect.


A little piece of twine adhered to the punched anchor adds a fun element and completes the card.


I’ve also entered into some of my favorite blogland challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper August Challenge: “Use Patterned Paper”

Stamp and Create July Challenge: “Patterns”

Hope to see you in the DTGD Galleries!!
Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “Flower Patch”
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate; Authentique “Legacy”
Inks: SU Rose Red and Always Artichoke
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Pearls; Button; SU “Flower Fair Framelits Dies”; 3/4″ Circle Punch

Stamps: SU “The Open Sea”; Impress Sentiment
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Pure Poppy; SU Night of Navy; Authentique “Seaside”
Inks: SU Night of Navy: Copics: y000w000.jpg
Accessories: Martha Stewart Anchor Punch; Twine

9 Responses to “2015 Dare to Get Dirty: DTGD15rainy”

  1. Both cards are picture perfect beauties.

  2. Great cards, Susan, and I love the idea you have about the buttons! Yes, I can hardly believe it’s Day One! I have to check out your challenge. It’s my first year, so I’m really excited. I go live on Tuesday! Hugs, sweet friend!

  3. They’re both great cards, and that’s a great tip about the buttons too! I love the nautical card with those great sea-worthy elements! NJ on both!

  4. Both super cards Susan, I love the pretty flowers with a lovely sentiment. A fabulous design with great colour combo and such pretty papers!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Pretty flower card, love the tip for behind the button, great combo of papers. Don’t you just love that we can personalize a card to who we are making it for, your father in law is going to love this, and having his son share how much he appreciated his Dad making summer special.
    (I used your die on my card I posted today 🙂 thanks again!!!

  6. These are both fantastic! Love the flower with the button!!!

  7. These are both really stunning creations!! I love those Vintage buttons, I think they go great on almost everything! 🙂 The nautical theme design is really cool and the colors are perfect!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love the paper combo on the first card, and awesome tip!! You’re so smart!! On the second…I’m a total sucker for everything nautical so of course its my favorite! 😀 I can’t get over how awesome the greeting font matches the ledger stamp!!! What a perfect masculine card!!

  9. Two fabulous cards! The sketch is awesome. Love how you’ve got one for a girl and one for a guy. Cool tip about the buttons, too!

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