Thursday, September 7, 2017

All You Need Is...

Who doesn't love a new pair of shoes? Whether they're gym shoes or red stilettos, it's always a good feeling to buy a new pair, and if they're on sale, it's even better! The layout was inspired by a sketch with a twist. I almost missed the twist but am hoping the card still qualifies. Celebrating a 30th wedding anniversary is a far cry from celebrating new shoes but here's my card.
The image was colored with Copics on "alcohol ink-friendly" white cardstock then die cut with an oval and matted with gray cardstock. The sentiment was die cut into an oval. A strand of silver ribbon was adhered to a panel of white cardstock, which was then adhered to a card base. The remaining die cut elements were adhered using foam tape on the focal image and sentiment. The sketch calls for a bow, but I elected to use these tiny roses instead. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with a die cut strip of pink cardstock with matching silver ribbon.

The card is being submitted to:

1. Just Us Girls Word Challenge #409 (Shoes)

2. Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #120 (Include pearls with a love theme.)

3. Water Cooler Wednesday #135 (Feminine AG)

4. Happy Little Stampers September Challenge (AG with dies.)

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, die cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: DSB "Rachel Loves Shoes"
Inks: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Spectrum Noir (for alcohol ink)
Dies: Gina Marie Stitched Oval; Gina K Nesting/Stacking Ovals
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam tape, pearls; ribbon, flowers from stash


  1. Great sentiment and cute image! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  2. Too cute! Love the sentiment with your image, great colors too! :)

  3. Gorgeous card...this sentiment made me smile, great to see you using our sketch too
    Thank you for joining us at SSW2

  4. Gorgeous card...this sentiment made me smile, great to see you using our sketch too
    Thank you for joining us at SSW2

  5. Hi Melanie! What a beautiful card and so well done. I love the sentiment and the colors you used too. Your coloring is spot on! I also loved what you have done for the inside. Perfect! Thank you for joining us this week on Watercooler Wednesday's Challenge.

  6. Beautiful colouring with your Copics, Melanie! I love the varied positions of the ovals. Nicely done. Also LOVE that sentiment. What girl has enough shoes? Great combination of colours and, of course, great job continuing the theme inside. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  7. Thanks for joining us for the Feminine Anything Goes challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week Melanie. This is a great card for those shoe addicted girl friends, I know my stamping buddy Debby would be thrilled to receive this! Great colouring with your Copics on this fun card.

  8. What a fun card, love the image and flowers. Thanks for joining us this sketch. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  9. Oh Melanie I love your card, yes a girl does need her shoes, up until this year shoes and boots were a weakness as well and jewellery. But I broke my ankle in February and now I don't think I'll ever be able to wear heels again. Love your very feminine card, great added embellishments especially those pearls. Thanks so much for sharing your card over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  10. Cute card, Melanie! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  11. Ah shoes! What could be better! Your card is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

  12. Adorable image and beautifully colored...and lovely interpretation of the sketch. I haven't visited with them in along time, I like that you used the A2 instead of a square.