Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Blueberry Birthday

Challenges offer such great inspiration and I was able to use some of my enormous stash of paper. I'm still learning about "less is more" and when "enough is enough" or "where to draw the line" on keeping cards from getting too wild and crazy. One the challenges asked for three patterned papers so here goes.
The various papers were cut and adhered to a panel of scrap cardstock. The sentiment was die cut twice and adhered shadow style. Instead of ribbon, I used "artistic license" to add two decorative strips of cardstock. The finished piece was backed with foam tape and popped up on a panel of white cardstock adhered to a blue card base. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white and a decorative die cut strip was added. A load of Wink of Stella (clear) was added to the blueberries, the sentiment and the decorative strips.

The card is being submitted to the following challenges:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #224

2. Crafting from the Heart #171
    (Anything Goes)

3. Brown Sugar #262
    (Three patterned papers & a ribbon)

4. Happy Little Stampers August Challenge

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Dapper Denim
Paper: Stampin' Up! stash (green) & Graphic 45 "Garden Fresh" (floral and red)
Dies: Peachy Cheap sentiment & Spellbinders "Embellish It"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam tape & ZIG Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. The image is just lovely, and you pulled great colors out for the layers! You did a wonderful job of combining patterns.

    Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    DT Member

  2. Very pretty Melanie! Love the mix of designer paper and that die cut sentiment is fantastic! :)

  3. Great choice of your three papers and interpetation of sketch...so colorful and always like a shadow on the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with AHSC this week.

  4. Love love this! You know I think more is more and I think this is just perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts!

  5. Love your take on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC) this week! I always love a mix of patterns! Thanks for playing along!

  6. Love all the summer colors you used and really like the trim! Nice that you carried the design inside the card. Thank you for joining AHSC this week.

  7. Very cute card. I especially like the sentiment. Great use of the sketch! Thank you for using AHSC. I hope you will join again!

  8. So cheerful and fun!Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, so happy you joined us!

  9. Love the shadow behind your diecut sentiment, v effective.
    Thanks for playing along at HLS Anything Goes with Dies. :)