Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Feel Better Soon

04/04/2019 Update: Top Three winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #309!

A member of my family has been in the hospital since September 5 of last year. She is finally preparing to return home. Along the way, I have been sending her cards, hoping to buoy her spirits. My card was inspired by a sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #309. I have also been trying to reduce the size of my paper stash so found this gorgeous floral paper, now retired. I find that rich floral paper can look busy but I wanted this card to be bold and bright for my sister-in-law.

Elements that were die cut were the background paper, four label shapes to feature the sentiment and the faux string. The items that were fussy cut were the additional flowers on the sentiment piece and to decorate inside the card. Once the sentiment was stamped and everything was cut, the floral panel was adhered to a white card base, followed by the faux string and the white label. The remaining sentiment labels were adhered to each other and then backed with foam tape to adhere them to the card. The sketch has a bow, but because I did not have the right size bow die, I elected to pop up a few flowers cut from the paper. The inside was decorated with another die cut faux string and fussy cut flower.

Visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog #309 to find a great sketch and submit your project!

Stamps: Sizzix Layered Labels
Ink: Stampin' Up! Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Hello Honey, Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Stampin' Up! "Flower Pot" (retired)
Dies: Sizzix Layered Labels, Pretty Pink Posh (faux string), Waffle Flower Stitched Scalloped Rectangle
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. What a gorgeous and thoughtful card! I love the bright paper and the well wishes it conveys, and that stack of dies framing the sentiment is swoon-worthy
    Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Blessings,
    DT Member

  2. Meticulously crafted and the bright flowers really pop against the navy background! I'm sure these caring thoughts will be very well received.

  3. So pretty! The colors are perfect and I love the layering under your sentiment! :)

  4. Saw your card on Facebook and wanted to come visit. I love your work...and then I saw your needlework and sewing. Oh my gosh, I love your counted cross stitch. One of them I did myself. I have always done counted cross stitch, but none lately. I've just been working on cards and quilts. I'm following.

  5. Stunning colors that are so bold and bright and cheerful!! I love what you did with the flowers. The layered labels really make this card as well. Everything done to perfection! Thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

  6. Wow that is a very long time, I am so happy she is able to come home and I know this card will for sure brighten her day and make her feel loved. The colours are great, I love that floral paper and the stamp is so cute, great card! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  7. Beautiful card! I love the bold - bright colors and I am sure it brightened your sister-in-law's day! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC! - Lori DT