Sunday, February 26, 2017

Pierced Rose Garden

My card was inspired by a sketch and I also wanted to include some piercing. I decided to use the bright pink cardstock and some patterned paper from my stash because I have too much paper! Most of us could probably open our own shops...
A panel of the patterned paper was adhered to a panel of black cardstock and then to the white card base. On a panel of bright pink cardstock, a die was used to create an understated design of pierced roses. The panel was adhered to a black mat. The black lacy strip was created with a punch.
The sentiment was created using a set of dies to create the word and its shadow. The sentiment was adhered with foam for dimension. The inside of the card was decorated with the same patterned paper and black cardstock.

The card is being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #200

2. Brown Sugar Anything Goes Challenge #239

Techniques: Die cutting, punch cutting
Size: A2

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush
Paper: Fancy Pants "Millie & June - That Girl"
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs "Quilted Flower";  Sizzix "Kind Words"
Punch: Stampin' Up! Large Border Lace Ribbon (retired)
Misc.: Dimensionals foam


  1. I love this card, I love the embossed pattern on it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  2. Very pretty card! The black mats really make those patterned papers pop! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC! - Lori DT

  3. Love that beautiful stitched background! Such pretty colors and too much paper? I do not know what you are talking about! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic hearts this week!

  4. Very pretty background designer paper! Love the embossing too. Perfect clean and simple design! :)

  5. Very colorful and love that black lacy strip and stitched embossed layer and design paper...I guess I love it all. If you have too much paper, I'll take't scrappers known for hoarding?

  6. love the bold colors and distinct lines! great job! thanks for sharing with us at AHSC!


  7. Very nice, Melanie, and great that you could use up some of your stash. Maybe I'm odd, but paper has never been on my "must have" list. Lucky me!

    1. It's on my "must go" list right now, Jean! I trying to use it to reduce my stash.

  8. I just LOVE the embossing die you used on that pink panel! Great project for AHSC this week! Thanks for joining us!

  9. I love the way you created the background with the embossing die, absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!