Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dressy or Casual?

03/07/2017 Update: Honorable Mention at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #108.

Flowers and wavy die cut vs. burlap and wood - dressy or casual? The inspiration for this card came from a sketch using paper that I saw on another blog and later purchased.
Two panels of cardstock were layered onto the white card base with the top layer having been texturized with an embossing folder. Next were the panels of paper that were backed with foam tape for dimension. A square of frayed burlap was adhered, then a die cut was adhered with foam tape, then the little flower was added.
I have been learning brush script so I wrote the sentiment myself directly onto the paper. The inside was decorated with die cut circles from the same set of dies that were used on the front of the card.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Watercooler Wednesday Sketch Challenge #108

2. Brown Sugar Challenge #240
(Theme: Anything Goes)

3. Crafty Creations #336
(Theme: Anything Goes)

4. Happy Little Stampers March Challenge
(Theme: Anything Goes with Dies)

Techniques: Die cutting, dry embossing, brush script
Size: A2

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe; CTMH Saddle
Paper: Bo Bunny Felicity Collection
Dies: Spellbinders Splendid Circles
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam & TIEF; burlap & flower from stash


  1. How brave you were to wait until you were finished to add the "hello", Melanie! It is beautiful though and looks like a stamp! I love the texture and layers you added to this pretty card.

    1. I figured I could always cover it up with a stamped banner if I flubbed the script! There is one small blob but I was still okay with it. Thank you for your kind words.

  2. Wow, stunning card and all the textures and the match of colors with the wood background...super. And class has certainly paid off for your brush lettering...great job.

  3. Wow! What a gorgeous card Melanie! I just love the colors and all the elements and your script turned out beautifully. I love Bo Bunny paper. It is always stunning. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us with your card this week at Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

  4. Melanie this is an awesome card. Love the DSP.... see why you bought it. the layers are perfect and I love how you worked in the WWC108 sketch. Awesome. Thanks for joining us at the watercooler this week.

  5. So impressed that you wrote that sentiment yourself! Beautiful design. Reminds me of a wall-papered wall with wainscotting. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  6. Great choice of paper for your card! It turned out cute! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday! Come back soon!

  7. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT