Sunday, December 15, 2019


12/18/2019 Update:  This card is a Top Three winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #346! 

Here's my card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #346. I don't participate as often as I like because I stay busy with Design Teams. During the DT holiday break, I turned to this challenge because it's a favorite of mine.

I made this card at a crop with limited supplies but I liked it well enough that I'll be using it for a friend's birthday on January 6. Using dies, punches and patterned papers, I assembled the card while following the sketch, did a little sponging, then finished it with a few pearls and some Wink of Stella. The inside was stamped with "Happy Birthday" and decorated with matching papers and a butterfly.

Be sure to give Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge a visit - they have good sketches and are a weekly challenge, beginning each Monday.

Stamps: Sizzix #658838 "Phrases" (w/dies)
Ink: Stampin' Up! Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana; Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party
Patterned Paper: Mintay by Karola "Farm Life Collection"
Dies: Sizzix #658838 "Phrases" w/stamps; Lawn Fawn border (scallops); Sue Wilson #CED-1468 ("Swirly Leaf Trio")
Punches: Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Butterfly & Elegant Butterfly
Misc.: Gelly Roll gel pen (white), ZIG Wink of Stella (clear); foam tape; pearls


  1. So pretty! Love the soft colors, great design too! :)

  2. Always love to see you on the links! This is a lovely card. The paper choices are perfect. Thank you for playing with us and the kind shout out for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

  3. Your card is just stunning. What a beautiful combination of colors. Thank you for joining the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  4. This is so pretty. The colours you selected are perfect for this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts and for the positive message about that challenge :)