Sunday, December 6, 2015

It's Your Day

The Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #136 was the perfect
opportunity to make a birthday card for a friend. For landscape cards I prefer to make them open on the side so they will stand up more easily than if they open from the bottom.

Panels of cardstock and DSP were adhered to a card base. A panel of vellum
was added after sponging along the edges. The vellum offers contrast and mutes the bright DSP behind the strips of various papers. The strips were  sponged along the edges then adhered, in keeping with the sketch challenge. A strip of foil was die cut for the horizontal ribbon strip. The rose was also die cut from bronze foil and popped up with foam. The tag was stamped and popped up with foam. A little star was punched from foil and added to the tag. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a strip of DSP.

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Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, punching
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Grand Greetings (sentiment)
Inks: Melon Mambo, Old Olive (sponging), Memento Tuxedo Black (sentiment)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, vellum, DCWV foiled cardstock in bronze and green
DSP: English Garden Collection
Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star)
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border, Lil' Inker Designs Quilted Flower
Misc.: Dimensionals


  1. So pretty! the metallics! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic hearts!

  2. I luv the affect and contrast created by using vellum...and the foil rose and ribbon with another great contrast with the design paper. great card.

  3. I love the foil it adds some sparkle without overpowering.
    Thanks for sharing at AHSC.

  4. So pretty Melanie! Love the foil accents, perfectly layered card! :)

  5. Ohhh I love the shimmer and the dimension! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC