Friday, August 23, 2019

Encircled Hello

It's time for another challenge! Color My Heart Color Dare #357 is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge based on the grid below. I selected the bottom row - Glacier, Peach and Sapphire, using white as my neutral. This biweekly challenge is open from Friday, August 23 through Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

In addition, I followed the layout for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #330, a weekly challenge that is already underway through Sunday, August 25, 2019.

The sentiment, flowers and leaves were die cut. A panel of patterned paper was adhered to a white card base. Next, a smaller panel of cardstock was adhered to a white panel and adhered to the card base with foam tape. The banners were cut with the smaller one adhered using foam tape then lightly sponged with ink. The die cut elements were added along with the pearls. The inside was decorated with patterned paper and another die cut flower.

Please take a look at both challenge blogs and play along! Here are the links:
CMHCD357 and AHSC330.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White; CTMH Sapphire, Peach & Glacier
Paper: Stampin' Up! Quatrefancy & Best Year Ever (both retired)
Dies: Sue Wilson (flowers &leaves) & Sizzix (sentiment)
Misc.: Foam tape; pearls from stash


  1. Beautiful card, Melanie! I love how you used the dark blue in the background. It really makes you flowers stand out.

  2. Love that you focused on the blues with the Peach being more of an accents. Lovely card and great take on the sketch.

  3. Wow, nice pop with your flowers against the sapphire background. Nice interpretation of the sketch, a different vendor for the floral die, and great selection of design papers and love the flair.

  4. I love the flowers you chose - they, combined with the flourish-like greenery create a gorgeous effect. This sketch is so easy to work with, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts as well!

  5. I love the die cuts on this card! It's fun to craft a card that doesn't need stamping! Thank you for joining AHSC this week.

  6. Oh, how pretty! Your die cuts are amazing and I love the colors that you used. Perfect! :)

  7. This is a great card, and I love the layered flowers. Fantastic job. Thanks for playing along with us at AHSC.