Thursday, April 2, 2015

Floral All Purpose Card

Because my printer needs toner I am unable to print any quality digital images so I decided to enter the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (SSW2) Challenge #49 with this card, made the "old-fashioned" way.


I selected textured cardstock for the card base. Squares were cut from white, gold and coral cardstock and two DSP designs. They were adhered and popped up with Fun Foam. I purposely die cut a circle frame in a smaller size so it would sit behind the flower when  adhered to the card.

The flower and leaf images were stamped on white cardstock with Memento ink, color blended with alcohol markers and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This gives the images a lovely patina. The floral image was fussy-cut and popped up with Fun Foam when adhered to the card. The petals were curled to add depth. The leaves were also fussy cut. I shaped and rolled the leaves for dimension and tucked them behind the flower with glue dots.

The wavy feature was die cut from cardstock and adhered to the card. Wink of Stella (clear) was added to give a soft shine but typically does not appear in photos.

To finish the card, I added sequins in orange, green and gold and touched up the center of the flower with Dazzling Details in gold. The inside of the card was finished with a piece of white cardstock and a coordinating wavy feature.

Have some fun and join in the challenge at the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (SSW2) Challenge blog. In the meantime, I'll be driving into town to buy toner for my printer!

Techniques: Stamping, fussy cutting, die cutting, color blending, heat embossing

Stamp: SU! Peaceful Petals 
Cardstock: SU! Whisper White and scraps.
DSP: Scraps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Alcohol Markers: Spectrum Noir CR8, CR10, OR1, CT3, CG1, DG2
Dies: Spellbinders Circle Die, Reverse Confetti Doing the Wave 
Other: Pretty Pink Posh sequins, SU! Dazzling Details (gold), ZIG Wink of Stella (clear), SU! embossing powder (clear) 
Size: 5" x 5"


  1. What a beauty! Love all your layering and that the flower pops. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  2. Oh Melanie this is a lovely card, love the bright colours and your layering very pretty. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  3. I think that your card is stunning despite being made "the old-fashioned" way! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  4. Another beautiful card Melanie! Those wavy die cuts are really neat and your flower turned out great!

  5. How beautiful!!! It's fun pulling out the stamps and ink once in a while! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  6. Beautiful! Love those colors together...

  7. Lovely creation and a great take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us this week. Anne SSW2-DT

  8. Wow! You've been busy! I didn't realize how many cards you'd made since the last time I visited! This is a beautiful addition to your creative collection, and I especially love the vibrant colors!

  9. What a beautiful card, Melanie, and I love this flower and the fussy cutting and how you've popped it! Beautiful background with the lovely DP! Stunning! Hugs!