Monday, July 9, 2018

Cherry Blossoms

07/18/2018 Update: Top Three Winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #272!

Challenge #4 requires a 3-2-1 theme - three colors, a two-word sentiment and one stamped image. Two options included with the challenge are embossing and joining in at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges #271 and #272. Double Trouble is a biweekly challenge and AHSC is weekly, so this is the sketch for the second week, July 9 through July 15, 2018.


To meet the Thing 1 Challenge, I selected two shades of pink along with black as my three colors, used a two-word sentiment, and the single branch as the stamped item. For Thing 2, I followed the AHSC sketch and entered their challenge and for Thing 3, I included a dry embossed element.

A panel of black cardstock was adhered to a white card base. The floral paper panel was adhered to the black panel. A banner was cut from a panel of pink, dry embossed cardstock and adhered with foam tape. The reverse side of the floral patterned paper was cut, matted with black cardstock and adhered with foam tape. The final layer is a the image of a branch on vellum, colored with markers, fussy cut and matted with black cardstock. The inside of the card was decorated with a strip of the patterned paper and pink cardstock.

Please join in the challenge fun at Double Trouble #4 and AHSC #272! We look forward to seeing your designs.

Techniques: Stamping, dry embossing, coloring
Size: A2

Stamp: Stampendous "Brushed Wishes" & digital floral image (source unknown)
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers; Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Vellum
Paper: stash
Embossing folder: Stampin' Up! "Tuft" D-TIEF
Other: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. Beautiful Melanie! Love the colors and your flower image is perfect! Great design! :)

  2. This card is beautiful! I love that paper and image - so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC! -Lori DT

  3. Wow, Melanie, I had to do a double and then a triple take for this lovely card! You brought together such great color and images and balanced everything expertly. Color me impressed! Thanks for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.