Sunday, February 24, 2019

You're the Best

At the last minute I decided to make a card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #304. This is one of my favorite sources for inspiration - they have great sketches!

The stamping was done using two ink colors on white cardstock. This stamp set has a matching punch so I used it for the sentiment. The foliage and bow were die cut from cardstock. On a gray card base, a die cut scalloped frame was adhered. To this, a dry embossed panel was adhered using foam tape for dimension. The surface and edges of the embossed panel were smudged and dusted with ink using a brush. The sentiment and foliage was adhered using foam tape. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock with a scalloped edge and decorated with leftover foliage pieces.

My photo was taken outdoors. It is a bright sunny February morning here in Arizona. After several days of rain, the desert foliage has turned from brown into many shades of green. Such a pleasure to sit outside and soak up the sunshine.

Be sure to stop by and visit AHSC #304 to play along. It's always fun to give it a try.

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, punch cutting, dry embossing, ink dusting
Size: A2 (5.5" x 4.25")

Stamps: Stampin' Up! "Label Me Pretty"
Inks: Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe
Dies: Frantic Stamper "Wreath and Swag", Poppy "Double Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames"
Punch: Stampin' Up! "Pretty Label"
Embossing Folder: Spellbinders "Gridiron"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape); Judikins ink brush


  1. Wonderful layering, Melanie! I love the scallops peeking out behind the pretty embossed layer, and the foliage dies are the perfect fame for the sentiment!
    Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Blessings,
    DT Member

  2. Pretty card Melanie! Love the color combination and the die cuts are perfect! :)

  3. Such a great card! I love the embossed background! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  4. amazing card Melanie! wasn't this a fun and unique sketch with which to work? oh my goodness! all that texture! very pretty card, thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! good luck!