Friday, May 8, 2015

Floral Dreams

My card is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #106. I am also entering this card into the Verve Inspiration Challenge for May, "Let It Bloom." Verve has beautiful products. I like their May release so much that I placed an order with them today and that's how I discovered this challenge!

Using re-inkers, I put some drops of  pink and yellow ink onto a baby wipe. I then used the baby wipe as an ink pad and stamped the flowers onto white cardstock, creating the background.

The lower panel was made with pink DSP on gray cardstock and covered with a piece of pale pink vellum cut with a scallop rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment with white craft ink and added the flower.

The upper panel was made with yellow DSP on gray cardstock and decorated with flowers. I used a pink base for the flowers from a punched scrap of used watercolor paper I had painted for another project. The flowers hide the variance in colors. It is backed with a punched piece of gray cardstock.

The flowers, two white, two pink, were heat embossed on pale pink vellum using Versamark ink and embossing powders. They were fussy-cut, adhered and decorated with pale pink pearls. The punched focal piece with flowers was mounted on craft foam and adhered to the upper panel of yellow DSP on gray cardstock. I added thick twine as well. This panel was backed with a rectangle of craft foam to pop it up for dimension.

The inside of the card has a layer of white cardstock stamped on the lower right corner to coordinate with the card background.

Visit the Atlantic Hearts blog and Verve to join in the challenge!

Techniques: Heat embossing on vellum, stamping, die cutting, punching, fussy cutting

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Flower Patch for background, Studio G "Mother" for embossed flowers and Studio G "Dream" for sentiment
Inks: Strawberry Slush, So Saffron, White Craft, Versamark
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Strathmore watercolor paper, pink vellum
DSP: Best Year Ever Collection
Die: Crafter's Companion Die'sire Scalloped Rectangles
Punch: Artisan Label
Other: pink EP, white EP, twine, pearls, craft foam
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


  1. The vellum is beautiful!

  2. So many gorgeous touches have gone into creating this card, it is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at AHSC.

  3. Very pretty card Melanie! Your background turned our great, love the baby wipe technique! :)

  4. I luv the vellum embossed flowers...another technique for me to use in the future...and a Very pretty card

  5. So pretty! I learn so much from you about techniques that are new to me!

  6. Very pretty. Great use of the baby wipe technique. Love those colours. Thanks for joining us this week at AHSC

  7. That is so pretty, I love it. I love how the colours came out! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  8. pretty colors, love the sentiment too! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Linda Norman
    DT member AHSC

  9. Love that you created your own "ink pad" - ingenious! Also the embossing on the pink vellum is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

  10. I love how you stamped the background. Thanks for playing at AHSC!

  11. Such a lovely card. Those vellum flowers are so cool!

  12. Love this cheery, multi-layered card, and DAISIES! Always a favorite!