Saturday, March 21, 2015

Multi-purpose Card

All Occasion Card
(no sentiment)
This card could be used as portrait or landscape because there is no sentiment that determines its orientation. The space inside is designed to write a personal note either way. I prefer it as portrait because it can more easily be displayed standing up.
I made this card using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #99 as the starting point for my own interpretation of the design. I struggled with this challenge in that I was trying to avoid using the obvious (flowers). But my first two ideas were not to my liking and I finally developed this one - using flowers.
Portrait View: 
  Landscape View

I used all of the elements in the challenge but rearranged them a bit to complete my interpretation. Using the flower stamp, I stamped off on scrap then onto the white cardstock to provide a lighter background for the main flowers. I added the green zigzag stamp then fussy cut the edge of the floral background. I adhered it to the card base and then decided to trim away a portion of the card front to match the floral fussy-cut edge.

The three main flowers were stamped and punched, then adhered with foam for dimension. The 1/2" centers were punched from DSP, adhered and covered with Glossy Accents. The petals were touched up with Wink of Stella and curled with a bone folder. The bow was punched from the same DSP as the flower centers and assembled. I adhered it to the green zigzag design and added Wink of Stella. The pink gems were added to bring pink to the upper left corner of the card.

A piece of matching DSP with white cardstock was added to the inside for a message or a stamped sentiment to be added in the future. The interior pieces were cut so that they remain hidden behind the fussy-cut edge. The envelope was stamped with matching flowers. Visit the Atlantic Hearts blog to join the challenge and find new ideas for cards!

Techniques: Fussy cutting, generation stamping, punching

Recipe: Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Flower Shop stamp set, Lawn Fawn Chevron backdrops
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Old Olive
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
DSP: Painted Blooms Collection
Punches: Build-a-bow, 1/2" circle, Pansy
Other: Ranger Glossy Accents, ZIG Wink of Stella-clear, gems from stash, mini glue dots, Fun Foam
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


  1. I really like the scalloped edge.

  2. Wow, what a great and colorful card. I luv the polka dots for the center of the flower and the how the bow matches.

  3. Fantastic interpretation of the sketch! The fussy cutting along the edge is perfect and I love the flower centers. Great card!! :)

  4. What a gorgeous card. You did a great job with this weeks sketch for AHSC!

  5. I love that you flipped the sketch and the dimension by popping those flowers is awesome! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  6. I love how you used the sketch.. I love the colours.. its so spring..
    thanks for joining us at AHSC.

  7. This card really made me smile. It's so bright and cheerful! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  8. Super sweet card. I love that it can easily be rotated - that is so very clever!!! Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

  9. This is so pretty and springlike! Just love it! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Jess - DT

  10. Great take on the sketch. Love the spring feeling to it. Thanks for joining again at AHSC this week

  11. Your love of pretty fabric is evident in this card! The "rick-rack" embellishment, the dotty flower centers that look almost like buttons, the mini-print petals and jaunty bow are all themes that could be easily translated into a stitched design. And all the different shades of pink - to die for!