Thursday, June 3, 2021

You Are Awesome

6/12/2021 Update: Top Three winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges.

As the saying goes, "It seems as if I am a day late or a dollar short," when it comes to finishing a card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges. Challenge #423 began on Monday morning, May 31, and will end on Sunday evening, June 6, 2021. There is always a great sketch for their weekly challenge.

I was recently reminded of an old technique using gold metallic flakes and decided to use it. I cut a scrap of patterned paper into four 1" strips. There are more ways to do this but I chose to stick the paper strips onto a panel of two-sided tape that had been adhered to a panel of cardstock. The tape is made in various sizes (mine was actually in sheet form) and both sides are protected with release paper. Once the paper strips were affixed, I brushed gold metallic flakes on the remaining exposed sticky tape until I had good coverage and nothing sticky remained. I then added the panel to the card base. The remaining two patterned paper designs were added, followed by the die-cut Hummingbird in gold using foam tape. The sentiment and a few light embellishments were also added. The inside of the card was decorated with patterned paper.

I enjoyed using this technique and made another card to be published on Friday, June 4. Click HERE on or after June 4 to see that card. For great inspirational sketches, visit the AHSC Blog.

Stamps: Maymay Made It "Wanted You to Know"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Gold Foiled Card
Paper: Sara Davies "Letters from the Heart"
Die: RCD "Hummingbird in Flight"
Misc.: Be Creative Tape Sheets (Sookwang); Prima Metallic Flakes (Oro/Gold); pearls and foam tape from stash


  1. Beautiful card! The humming bird is awesome! :)

  2. Love everything about this card! So pretty!
    Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
    Patty S - Design Team

  3. So much beautiful shine! I love the hummingbird. Thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts this week.

  4. Very pretty card, I love the touches of gold! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  5. Pretty card. Thank you for joining AHSC this week for challenge 423.

  6. A Beautiful card. What a great use of the sketch.