Iron Craft #2

Welcome to a new season of Iron Craft! Read on for more details on today’s challenge…


ChristinaMacLarenMy guest today is the uber talented Christina MacLaren! I have been following her blog since forever now and am in awe of her color skills. She has won numerous awards for her CAS but colorful cards. She is currently a Girl Friday at CAS-aul Fridays and is also on the CASE Study DT.

Drop by her blog to say if you don’t know her already! And if you are visiting here from her blog, welcome!

Iron Craft is all about learning techniques from the best. I just love Christina’s beautiful color co-ordinated cards. So for the opening episode of this season of Iron Craft we are playing with color!


Christina and I are both using the same color inspiration today. Here is the inspiration:

Source: Design Seeds Global Tones

We are also using the same stamp set — Papertrey Ink Happy Trails


Here are our cards — mine on the left and Christina’s on the right!


I got the idea for my design from Pooja when we were discussing art we did in school. Drew the design in pencil first then colored it with Copics. Then traced out all the border lines in black gel pen to make it more striking. This was the easiest way I could think of to use up all the colors in the color scheme 🙂

Want to know more about Christina’s card? Then go to her blog and take a look! Before you go, do leave me a comment on how you liked the Iron Craft challenge. There are a lot more to come so do drop by often!!


  1. Christina MacLaren

    Hi Chaitali! I should be working, but I just had to stop by and see what you’d made, and it is awesome! I remember doing doodles like this all the time when I was younger. What a great way to incorporate lots of colors, but leave lots of white space at the top to draw your eye to the sentiment.
    Thanks again for inviting me to play along, and for your sweet comments!


  2. Judy

    The Iron Crafts challenge, fabulous idea. Plus, you picked one of my favorite Design Seeds color combo’s. I am really drawn to this group of colors. The two card examples are so different. Thank you for this fun challenge.


  3. Winnie

    Great cards ladies! I love your geometric drawings on the bottom of your card and the way the butterfly is emerging. Very lovely. I love Christina’s fun design with stripes and the ink blots! Such lovely color combos you used.


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