Tuesday, May 19, 2015


After stamping and heat embossing some small flowers on a Chocolate Chip panel with clear embossing powder, I adhered it to a panel of Hello Honey. A ribbon was tied around the panels and then the panels and ribbon were adhered to a white card base.

I decided to use Irresistibly Yours paper to create an emboss resist look. The leaf embossed paper was stamped with three different flowers then the colors were blended with a sponge. I did not stamp the little flower embossed paper but only sponged it with green ink. The excess ink was wiped off the embossed areas of both pieces with a tissue.

On the leaf embossed paper, a strip of the green paper that had been die cut with a stitched zigzag border was added and it was all backed with a panel of Melon Mambo, also die cut on one edge with zigzag. This panel was then adhered to the card. I rotated the panel 90 degrees from the sketch because I thought it balanced the colors more effectively.

For the next panel I adhered the sponged green flower embossed paper to a panel of Melon Mambo. I then die cut a piece of the stamped and sponged leaf embossed paper and adhered that as the next layer. Then I die cut an oval from white cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment with honey colored embossing powder. I adhered the sentiment. A panel of craft foam was added to the back of the panel for depth and the layers adhered to the card base.

Three bright pink gems were added to the card front and the inside of the card was decorated by stamping some of the coordinating flowers on the lower right corner. For creative ideas and to join in the challenge, visit AHSC.

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, emboss resist, heat embossing, die cutting
Size: A7 (5" x 7")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Flower Patch stamp set
Inks: Melon Mambo, Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Hello Honey, Melon Mambo, Irresistibly Yours (embossing paper)
Dies: Spellbinders/Just Rite Vintage Labels Four, Lawn Fawn Border
Misc.: Hello Honey 3/8" ribbon, gems from my stash, embossing powders (honey and clear), craft foam


  1. The zig zag panels look fantastic! Love that designer paper too. Great colors and design! :)

  2. You overwhelm me with YOUR awesomeness..lol... so pretty ... love all of the layers...

  3. Gorgeous, what a fabulous card! Love the sneak peek of the inside too. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  4. Great card. Thought it was a gate fold for a minute. The colour combo works great. Thanks for joining us at AHSC this week

  5. Wow lots of technique and work put into this card! I love the zig zag border and the fun colors! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  6. So pretty, those colors are awesome and that sentiment...WOW that is a great one! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  7. Fabulous! This eye-popping card with glorious printed paper is reminiscent of batik fabric, washed and dried by the tropical sun! It is just stunning!