Thursday, February 4, 2016

You're So Sweet

For the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #145 this week, I made a Valentine of sorts. I say that because it has no hearts on it - just happened that way.

I decided to make the card a little different by creating a flap-style card front. The card base front was trimmed away by 1" on each side and a die cut floral band was adhered to the remaining strip. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock stamped with pink and black images.

On a panel of white cardstock, five butterflies were punched out . The panel was adhered to a panel of pink and then a panel of black. The five butterflies were heat embossed with silver embossing powder, adhered to the panel with wings folded up. This panel was adhered to the front strip with Dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped on white, adhered to pink, then to black. A corner punch was used to achieve the design on the sentiment banner. It was backed with Dimensionals and adhered to the front strip. Rhinestones were added to the die cut band, the sentiment banner and the butterflies.

Click on the following photographs for an enlarged view:

For more information about the challenge, visit the AHSC blog.

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, punch cutting, heat embossing, flap fold
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: SSS Favorite Flowers, Inkadinkadoo Birthday Cupcake(sentiment)
Inks: Rose Red, Stazon Jet Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Basic Black
Die: Frantic Stamper Floral Card Band
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Curvy Corner Trio
Misc.: Dimensionals, rhinestones, silver EP


  1. Beautiful the butterflies and colors. Unique in that you used the cut out panel on the front of your card so that both the inside and outside of the card have your personalized stamped design.

  2. So pretty Melanie! I love the colors that you used and the die cuts are beautiful. The flap card design is perfect too! :)

  3. This card is fabulous, Melanie. I love all the detail and layers you put into it! Great job and thanks for joining us at AHSC.

  4. Beautiful Card! Love the butterflies! Glad you could join us at AHSC!

  5. Oh, Melanie, what a great take on the sketch challenge! You are so creative and really thought "out of the box" on this one! It's so clever and really has such eye appeal! Hugs!

  6. This is a fantastic card! I love what you did with the sketch and I love those silver butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us at AHSC!

  7. Wow Mel! This is gorgeous! love all the details! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic hearts!

  8. Beautiful card again! I've never seen one made like this before. The colors are so pretty too.

  9. Just beautiful Melanie. Such careful work, care and thought goes into your cards. LOVE THIS! Thanks for joining us at AHSC again this week, it's so awesome to have you!

  10. WOWZERS! So unique, great card, I love that shape of the front! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  11. I love the colors and the butterflies are beautiful!

  12. This is a really beautiful card. Love the butterflies
    Thanks for playing along with AHSC.

  13. What a fun take on the sketch! Love how it is not a traditionally made card! The attention to detail makes it a stunning card! Thanks for playing along with AHSC.

    Linda N. - DT member of ASCH

  14. I LOVE this card! The fold is so fun! Thank you for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Jess - DT