Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hand-Sketched Floral Latch Card

After seeing the tutorial HERE and this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #130, I was inspired to make this latch card. It is made totally from scraps of cardstock and paper.

The card was assembled following the directions from the tutorial. The large flowers were sketched with pencil on "aged" paper. Two sketched flowers were outlined with Stampin' Write markers and sponged with Cajun Craze for color. Other sketched background flowers were colored with a taupe colored pencil.

A square and a rectangle were die cut
from brown cardstock, then images were stamped with Soft Suede ink and backed with melon cardstock, and sponged with Soft Suede ink. They were backed with craft foam to add height and dimension. The melon frame was die cut, backed with foam and adhered to the square on the left side of the card. The rectangle was adhered to the right side of the card just off of the edge of the card front and serves as the latch.

The inside was lined with Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped with Soft Suede ink. The candy dots were added in keeping with the sketch.

Join in the challenge fun at the AHSC blog!

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stamp: Gina K. Designs "Harvest Wishes"
Ink: SU! Soft Suede, Cajun Craze; Stampin' Write markers in Melon Mambo and Watermelon Wonder; taupe colored pencil
Paper: Stash of scraps, SU! Very Vanilla cardstock
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Dotted Squares, Simon Says Stamp Double Stitched Rectangles
Misc.: SU! Candy Dots, craft foam


  1. Very pretty Melanie! Love the colors and the little "latch" closure is fantastic! :)

  2. What a gorgeous latch card, and perfect for this week's sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at AHSC.

  3. great interpretation of the sketch...your card is very pretty! Thanks for playing at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  4. I so love how you took the sketch a step further and made it into a latch, wow! I love the colours. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  5. I love your clever latch idea! Thanks for playing at AHSC!

  6. Love the colors and the latch concept! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Linda N
    DT member AHSC

  7. What a cool card and I wish I were as brave as to do my own artwork...your flower is striking.