Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hello - Multiple Occasions Card

Update: This card placed in the Top Three at theAtlantic Hearts Challenge #98!

Inspiration for this card came from the Atlantic Hearts Challenge, Sketch #98. The card could be used for almost any occasion because of the generic sentiment.
The flower is white cardstock cut three times from the same die and sponged with three ink colors. I curled the petals with a bone folder to give the card depth then popped up each layer with foam tape in varying depths. I finished off the flower with clear Wink of Stella on the petals and added the center with a punched circle decorated with Dazzling Details in Gold Glitz.

The word "hello" was die cut once in foiled cardstock and again in Fun Foam. The foiled cardstock was adhered to the fun foam to raise up the word and also provide a shadow effect. (The fun foam flattens when run through a die cutter but bounces back into shape within a few seconds.) The interior of the card is lined with a white die cut for writing a note and decorated with the gold foiled cardstock and DSP. The envelope was lined with coordinating DSP in a stripe design.
Techniques: Sponging, Die Cutting

Recipe: Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: none
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP: Birthday Bash - metallic confetti print (card) & diagonal stripe (envelope lining) 
Specialty Paper: DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack (gold)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait (retired)
Dies: Hello You Thinlits, Sizzix Daisy Flower (retired), Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Spellbinders Marvelous Squares
Punch: 1/2" circle
Other: Dazzling Details (Gold Glitz), 1/8" gold ribbon, Fun Foam, 3M foam tape
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

For additional card ideas and more information about the challenge, visit the Atlantic Hearts Challenge Blog.


  1. Love the way you did the sentiment! .... And the flower..... And..... Just love it all!

  2. What a beautiful card Melanie! The layered sentiment is awesome and your flower is just beautiful. The gold touches top it off perfectly! :)

  3. Such a pretty card. Love how you raised the sentiment. I never used fun foam. Way less work than cutting and gluing multiple card stock diecuts.
    Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  4. Lovely. It always give me such pleasure when I see that someone take s the time to make the inside as lovely as the outside. Great work. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC!

  5. Very pretty, I love the colours against the black! Thank you for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

    Brandi R
    AHSC DT member

  6. This is a winner Mel. I can't believe how much you get on the smaller card. All those techniques rolled into one card making it delicious.

  7. I've added a board on my Pinterest page to showcase your beautiful creations, so keep 'em coming! I can't wait to see more of your masterpieces!

  8. Gorgeous creation! Love the pairing of the Birthday Bash DSP with black and gold - so fun. Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

  9. Beautiful card! Love the flower and the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

    ASCH DT member