Royally Challenged

It’s time for a new cue word challenge over at CASology!


My mind immediately went to all those regal things we take a great interest in:  jewels, fine robes, scepters, etc.  I was feeling a bit rebellious, though, not wanting to do the obvious.  I finally compromised with myself and used a simple crown, the color purple (a symbol of royalty) and a sentiment I feel represents the overall aura of royalty.  However, in this case, the sentiment is referring to an individual celebrating a birthday!

Stamps:  My Favorite Things
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (white)
Ink:  SU
Accessories:  clear gemstones, foam dot, corner rounder

I masked off a square and then sponged with three different colors of purple.  I then stamped the sentiment and popped up the crown image, adding tiny gemstones as embellishments.  I finished things off by rounding the upper right corner of the card.

Be sure and visit the other design teams members’ blogs as well as the blog of our fantastic guest designer, Kim!

Then, don’t forget to link up your own ROYAL creation on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CDT)!

Our special company heads for home today.  Time always seems to fly when they’re here and we don’t like seeing them go!  I love the comfort of the saying that says, “We say goodbye so we can say hello again!”

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Lynn Posted Tuesday, 05/21/2013 1:24 pm

    I love the inked background. Fabulous colors!

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 05/21/2013 2:41 pm

    Perfect take on the cue card! Love the purple and the little crown is so sweet!

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 05/21/2013 4:43 pm

    This is a great take on Royal – love it!

  • Barb Ghig Posted Tuesday, 05/21/2013 5:33 pm

    I love how you sponged your focal point and your crown is absolutely perfect! Such a sweet card, Melissa!

  • Rosemary Posted Wednesday, 05/22/2013 12:53 am

    fab take on the cue word, Melissa… love that jaunty little crown!

  • Lauren- SAHM I am Posted Wednesday, 05/22/2013 5:02 am

    Love that little crown and the colour purple for this card, a fabulous job!

  • Sandy Posted Wednesday, 05/22/2013 2:02 pm

    I think you are a big deal!!!!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Thursday, 05/23/2013 6:05 pm

    The purple crown rocks Melissa!

  • Judy1223 Posted Friday, 05/24/2013 2:51 pm

    Beautiful sponging of such lovely royal purples, Melissa! A perfect card design for any occasion…love!

  • mypapercraftworld Posted Sunday, 05/26/2013 1:27 pm

    Amazing spongeing, Melissa, love those crown jewels! Anita 🙂

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