What A Mess

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Today’s handmade card has been created for the new challenge at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge #397 that starts today.
I have used a digi image from The Paper Shelter called What A Mess.

The theme for this challenge is anything goes with an optional theme Stitches Real or Faux . You must use either promarkers, flexmarkers, aquamarkers or trias on your work.

Handmade card using a paper shelter digi image called What A Mess

Here is a tutorial on how I created this card.

You will need :

8″ by 8″ White Scallop Card
The Paper Shelter digi image What A Mess
The Paper Boutique Enchanted Christmas Spicy Pickle – 8″ by 8″ Paper Collection
The Paper Boutique Enchanted Christmas Spicy Pickle – Insert Collection
The Paper Boutique Wreath Collection – Embellishment Die Collection
White Card
Red Card
Wet Glue / Double Sided Tape
Foam Pads


From the digi collection print off the background paper and digi image
Then choose two papers from the paper collection and one insert.

Layer one:
Cut a square from red card measuring 19 cms by 19 cms.
Cut a square from one of the papers measuring 18.5 cms by 18.5 cms.
Mat and layer together and attach to the card base.

Layer two:
Cut a piece from red card measuring 19 cms by 6 cms.
Cut a piece from the second paper measuring 19 cms by 5.5 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the card base on the left.

Layer three:
Cut a square from red card measuring 14.5 cms by 14.5 cms.
Cut a square from white card measuring 14 cms by 14 cms.
Matt and layer together.
Cut the background paper to measure 13.3 cms by 13.3 cms.
Matt and layer using foam pads.
Attach to the card base slightly over lapping all layers.

Layer four:
Colour in the digi image using promarkers.

Deer: Tan, cinnamon, burnt sienna, berry red, pastel pink, ivory.
Christmas tree: Lush green, grass, gold, burnt sienna, burgundy, lemon, lipstick red.
Box: Coral, spice, ivory, gold.
Lights: Cool grey 2, cool grey 4, gold, burgundy, berry red.

Close up of coloured digi image

Next cut out the digi image leaving a slight white border all the way around the image.
Then attach to layer three using foam pads.

Layer five:
Cut a bow out of red card using the bow die from the Christmas wreath embellishment collection.
Attach to the top right corner of layer three and add a pearl bead to the centre.

Layer six:
Cut a square from red card measuring 19 cms by 19 cms.
Cut a square from the insert measuring 18.5 cms by 18.5 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the inside of the card base.

Inside of card


Thank you for visiting my blog and please feel free to follow and make any of my handmade card tutorials.

It would be great if you left a comment to let me know you’ve visited.

If you would like to see other cards using promarkers please have a look here:

Vintage Easter Bonnet – Happy Birthday

Knitty Kitty – Labrador Massage

Kleokatra – You Are Unique

Snow Deer – Dashing Through The Snow


Challenges I would like to enter are:

Merry Little Christmas Challenge 16 – Anything Christmas Goes

Love To Craft Challenge 40 – Anything Goes

The Holly And Ivy Christmas Challenge 60 – Anything Christmas Goes

Through The Craft Room Challenge November – Anything Goes

Unicorn Challenge 49 – Christmas/Winter

Lemon Shortbread Challenge 106 – Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams Challenge November – Christmas/Winter


7 thoughts on “What A Mess”

  1. Ginny says:

    Awesome card Ginny
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. Amazing card, Christmas are coming. Lovely picture. Thank you for participating in our Anything Goes Challenge at This week through the door to the craft room . See you, another challenge.
    Danki’s creative passions {My Blog}

  3. Sheryl Hare says:

    Beautiful colouring and fab design. xx

  4. carol gill says:

    Beautiful card and love the fabulous image.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
    Carol DT x

  5. OMG what a fun holiday card! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing your fun card, and all of the details on how you created it , with us at Love To Craft =)

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