Monday, April 13, 2015

Sweet Peach

May 3, 2015 UPDATE: This card was chosen as a Favorite of the Week at Splitcoast Stampers. For tens of thousands of ideas, visit their website HERE.

April 15, 2015 UPDATE: The Sweet Peach card qualified for the "Top Three" at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!

The Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge #50 is still open so I decided to use a downloaded image called "Pretty Peach" from A Day for Daisies and submit a card.

I printed the image twice, once on yellow cardstock and once on white cardstock. I applied color to the peach printed on yellow cardstock and fussy-cut the image. I then applied color to the leaves and stem printed on white cardstock and fussy-cut the image. The images were then heat embossed with clear embossing powder because I like the soft glow that clear embossing gives. I also rolled the leaves a bit to give them some dimension

Once I decided on cardstock and paper, I cut the piece from the hexagon paper on the diagonal so the hexagons would not be aligned straight - I wanted them to look more "scrambled." I proceeded to assemble the card on a base of yellow cardstock. The hemp was twisted together, wrapped and tied on one of the layers and the layers were adhered to the card base. The layer that holds the peach was popped up on a rectangle of Fun Foam. The green paper was stamped with "Sweet." The peach and leaves were then adhered to the card and popped up again using foam tape.

Techniques: Stamping, color blending, sponging, heat embossing, fussy cutting
Visit A Day for Daisies to find delightful digital stamps and be sure to stop by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge.

Stamp: A Day for Daisies Digital "Pretty Peach," SU! "You Are Loved"
Inks: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pistachio Pudding
Markers (non-alcohol): Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, Crisp Cantaloupe
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Pistachio Pudding, Barely Banana (retired)
DSP: Birthday Bash Collection, Confetti Celebration Collection
Other: True Hemp by Hemptique (green, orange), Ranger embossing powder (clear), Fun Foam, 3M foam tape
Size: 5.5" x 5.5"


  1. Yum, it looks good enough to eat. I didn't find any digital stamps on either of the sites they directed us to, the Etsy Shop and the Blog. I must not have gone to the right internet address...where did you get the free images? May have to do entry over if my daisies are not accepted, and don't have a lot of time. HELP

  2. Love how you popped the peach image. Yummy enough to eat! Thanks for joining us at SSW2!
    Judi SSW2~GDT

  3. This turned out great Melanie! The embossing on the peach is just perfect, it looks so real!! Great colors and design. :)

  4. This is just fantastic, the boldness of the peach is wonderful! Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  5. Goodness, that peach looks yummy enough to eat! Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing this with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog!
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  6. I love how you just tweaked your hexagon paper and the clear embossing really does make your image pop. Thank you for joining us this week.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  7. Oh Melanie your card looks good enough to eat, what a yummy card. I just love this image of a Peach. Great colours and design papers. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  8. The clear embossing does make your handiwork "shine"! Love everything about this beautiful card.

  9. This is the card you started with on SCS, and wow! It's gorgeous! So glad you've joined us and look forward to seeing more beautiful work!! Hugs!