Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge - Taxes!

Hi everyone! It's super dreary here today and looks like it's going to rain at any moment, so I thought I'd give myself a little faux sunshine with a super bright color palette! :)

This card was created for today's Jacksonbelle Embellishments Challenge. Our challenge was to create a card using taxes as our inspiration... LOL, I can only speak for myself, but the thought of taxes nearly killed my mojo. Ha! :) I ended up using Pink Paislee green patterned paper as one of the main elements in my card, since green represents moolah. :) I also used some fun ledger paper with little graph paper circles... Sort of office-ish. LOL

Check out the other DT girls for more tax inspiration!

Amy Tsuruta
Dawn Lusk
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jill Dunn
Julie Lacey
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Pam Varnell
Shemaine Smith
Stephanie Severin
Tobi Crawford
Windy Robinson

Want to play along with us? Just upload a project to your blog or SCS gallery (using JBE101 as your keyword), and leave a comment on the Jacksonbelle blog with a link to your card.

  • Create 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" turquoise card base and adhere patterned paper to front.
  • Use Corner Chomp to round upper right corner.
  • Apply small strip of patterned paper to card base, then ruffle turquoise ribbon.  Adhere bow.
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink.
  • Stamp three flowers, color with Copics and cut out.
  • Attach flowers to card base with pop dots, and flower to ribbon with Scor-Tape.
  • Embellish with black rhinestones.

Stamps - Thank You Sentiments (Hero Arts), Color Me Flowers (Hero Arts)
Paper - Pink Paislee, Stamper's Select White
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Miscellaneous - Hawaiian Shores Grosgrain, KaiserCraft Black Rhinestones, Corner Chomp


  1. sooo cute Heather...love the pops of black!

  2. This is wonderful Heather! Love how you've been scrunching your ribbon! :)

  3. Okay Heather--I'd love you to do a tutorial on that ribbon treatment! It's simply gorgeous!

  4. Love the bright colors. Good idea to use green to represent money.

  5. This is DARLING! What a fun take on taxes!!! Ditto on the request for a tutorial regarding the ribbon treatment. It looks AWESOME!

  6. This is so beautiful Heather. Love the colors.

  7. So beautiful!! Love your ribbon treatment and the color combo you've used.

  8. LOVE what you did with that gorgeous ribbon, Heather!

  9. This is darling Heather! I love the bright, cheery colors!! Made me forget, temporarily, about the tax theme!!! LOLOLOL!!!

  10. love it! that ribbon is AWEsome!!!

  11. Taxes would kill my mojo also! You did a great job on the card though! You are too funny!

  12. This is so pretty...I just love the ruffled ribbon. I would love if you would show us how you do this so beautifully one day!! :)


  13. Love this SO much!!!

  14. Yikes! What a challenge! I love the ledger paper - and the gathered ribbon (I need to work on this technique). Great card!

  15. TAXES??? Inspiring???? I think you did an amazing job! Your ribbon is totally gorgeous and your colour combo absolutely sings!

  16. A tip of the hat to you for creating such a bright beautiful card from "taxes"--not a pleasant thought in our home.

  17. Everytime I see your ruffled ribbon it makes me smile!! I'd love to know how you do it! Thanks for never-ending inspiration on your site!!

  18. So Cute! As usual, lovin' the gathered ribbon!

  19. So pretty! I LOVE how you did the ribbon! I've got to try that. It's so ruffle-y fabulous! Just GORGEOUS!

  20. love love love your cards!! i really like your style and i find your artwork inspiring!!


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