Monday, April 29, 2019

It's Your Day... Celebrate!

Double Trouble Challenge #27 began this morning and runs through Sunday, May 5, 2019. Our biweekly challenges occur on the first and third Monday of each month but when there is a fifth Monday, we opt for Anything Goes and the challenge lasts only one week. I decided to participate with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #314 by using their weekly sketch.

The optional twist is to use words on the backgrounds of our cards. I used my PC to create a page with a repetitive birthday sentiment and printed it onto white cardstock using lavender ink. Because the background design I created is covered in sentiments, I elected to omit an additional sentiment. I turned the page for cutting so the words would be at an angle that matches the angles on the sketch I selected. I stamped and colored a floral image then assembled the card.

A panel of Wisteria Wonder cardstock was die cut with scallops and adhered to the white card base. Onto that I added a panel of Elegant Eggplant then the sentiment page. The ribbon was added in keeping with the sketch design. The floral image was fussy cut and adhered using foam tape and finally, the gems were adhered. The inside was decorated with additional colored flower images from the same stamp set.

Be sure to visit AHSC #314 and Double Trouble #27 for lots of inspiration.

Stamp: Altenew Striped Flowers& computer generated sentiment
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant
Die: Waffle Flower stitched scalloped rectangles
Misc.: Purple ribbon and gems from stash


  1. Very pretty Melanie! Love the angled sentiment on the background panel and your ribbon is the perfect embellishment! :)

  2. That is just so clever to created a sentiment background like that, Melanie. I like the way you tilted it to match your sketch too!

  3. What a fantastic card! I love all the purples Stampin' Up! has to offer both past and present and upcoming! The flower die is da bomb!

  4. I love your idea of printing sentiments on the background - what a great way to add the sentiment while embedding it right into the card! Your flower is awesome - bold and definitely takes centre stage. Love this :) Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts again this week!

  5. What a great card! Your ribbon choice is perfect! Thank you for entering the AHSC challenge this week.

  6. So very pretty. I like the script in the background and the scalloped panel! Great job! Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Blessings,
    DT Member

  7. Gorgeous!!! Love that background. Thanks so much for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.