Thursday, November 9, 2017

Make A Wish

11/14/2017 Update: Artist's Pick at HSS Color Challenge #276.

I was inspired to create a card today in response to a few challenges. I have a new set of dies (String Flowers) that I was eager to use and I wanted to use the fall colors.
In keeping with the sketch, two scalloped rings, an eyelet circle and a plain circle were die cut. They were adhered to a panel of white cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on the plain circle, adhered to the eyelet circle and backed with foam tape. I had no Pumpkin Pie cardstock remaining so used the ink pad with white cardstock to create enough for this card. The flowers were die cut, sponged with Pumpkin and Fig inks and popped up with foam tape. Black gems were adhered to the flower centers. The card was assembled with other panels of cardstock onto a card base. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a die cut flower.

My card is being submitted to the following challenges:

1. Watercooler Wednesday #144

2. Dies R Us #84 (Anything Fall)

3. Hand Stamped Sentiments #276

4. Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #125

5. Seize the Birthday (Use circles)

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting
Size: A2

Stamp: Studio G "Wish"
Inks: Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Fig; Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist
Dies: Gina K Designs Stacking Circles, Spellbinders Eyelet Circles, Sue Wilson String Flowers
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape); gems from stash


  1. I can understand your were eager to use them. Those are so beautifull the dies and your whole creation is gorgeous!
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  2. Oh my goodness, how pretty! Those flowers are amazing. Great design! :)

  3. Beautiful card, Mellanie ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at DIES R US challenge ...
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  4. Love the pop of lime green with the purple. Really a happy birthday card. Thanks for sharing with us with week at Seize the Birthday.
    Seize the Birthday Challenge Design Team

  5. Beautiful colours, and those flowers are gorgeous, Jo x

  6. Great take on our color challenge. Love how you framed the sentiment. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  7. Hi Melanie, what a great way to mix up the challenges! I love those colours! They work remarkably well together. I totally understand why you were eager to use those String Flower dies. What an amazing look they have. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  8. Great card! Love how you used our colors. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.


  9. What a bright and delightful card Melanie. Good mix for the challenges. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  10. Melanie this is a lovely take on my sketch, I just adore your colour combo, and all your different dies used. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  11. This is gorgeous Melanie...such lovely colours and pretty dies

    Thank you for joining us at SSW2

  12. So the color combination. Got to get together on those pretty string flowers.

  13. Melanie, your card is soo pretty!! I love those flower dies that you used on your card. I am so glad that you shared your work with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog. Good luck!
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  14. What a gorgeous card, love the colors!

    Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2!


  15. Such a pretty card with great autumnal colours. Looks like you had a lot of fun with the new dies! Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  16. Thrilled to have you joining us this week at Seize the Birthday and enjoying our topping! Love the CAS design and your colors! Thanks again!