Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Wish-Filled Trellis

9/02/2015 Update: The Wish-Filled Trellis was a Top Three winner in the AHSC #122!
This card was made for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #122. I like texture and dimension that comes with using simple tools like an embossing folder and pop-up foam products.

The top edge of the card base was sponged to look like clouds in a blue sky. A
panel of cardstock was texturized using an embossing folder, sponged with several inks colors then adhered to the card base. The bottom edge was created using two shades of green die cut cardstock. One piece was adhered directly to the card base, the other was popped up with craft foam.

Four thin strips of cardstock created the trellis. Five sets of die cut flowers were popped up with foam and rhinestones added to their centers. Five leaves were cut from scrap DSP and adhered. To fill in the large blank space on the right, a fern frond was stamped once and then again without re-inking. Usually stamping is done before the embossing but the fern was unplanned until the end.

The sentiment was stamped directly on to the card base. The inside was decorated with stamped butterflies. Stop by and visit the  AHSC blog to join in the challenge fun!

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, sponging, dry embossing, stamping off
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: SU! Butterfly Basics stamp set
Inks: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive,Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue (retired), Delightful Dijon (inside), Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Grass Green, Basic Black
DSP: Scraps and gold glitter paper from stash
Dies: Mama Elephant Landscape Trio, Lil' Inker Perky Posies
Misc.: Spellbinders EF, Dimensionals, rhinestones


  1. Very pretty and the stamping of the fern filled in the card nicely. This was a different and fun sketch challenge...great job.

  2. Oh wow, how pretty! I love the little flowers climbing the trellis. The brick wall behind them is just perfect...looks like a scene from the back yard! :)

  3. Beautiful, beautiful card. Love it. Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

  4. I like the texture and the put a lot of thought into this sketch. Thanks for playing at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

  5. Stunning, I love the texture, the colours, everything is awesome! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  6. LOVE this! Love the brick wall and the outdoor scene.. love those flowers... just beautiful!

  7. Wow, love the texture and layers! The plat on the side might be my favorite part! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Linda N
    DT member AHSC