Monday, July 19, 2021

You're the Best!

July 28, 2021 Update: This card was a Top Three winner at AHSC #430!

Keeping up with a weekly challenge is a challenge on its own! I enjoy the weekly sketch challenges at Atlantic Hearts so play along when possible. This card is for Challenge #430. And I am loving this paper collection. 

To a card base, I adhered a panel of cardstock embossed with dots and die-cut with a rectangular die that embosses dashes along the edge. I stacked three small squares and added them to the card front. Next, I added a banner in blue, followed by two die-cut circles using foam tape. The peach image was fussy cut from the DSP and adhered then touched up with Wink of Stella. Finally, the sentiment and a few metallic pearls were added. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock and decorated with coordinating paper.

This weekly challenge is open from Monday, July 19, through Sunday evening, July 25, 2021. If you aren't familiar with sketch challenges, now is the time to visit the
AHSC430 Blog and join in the crafting fun!

I also submitted this to the Dies R Us Challenge. This has a theme of Anything Goes as long as you use a metal die to create your design. They even have a store where there is a fine selection of dies. Take a look at the DRU173 Blog for their guidelines. This challenge will end on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Parcels & Petals"
Ink: Stampin' Up! Marina Mist
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Calypso Coral & Petal Pink
DSP: Stampin' Up! "You're a Peach" Collection
Dies: Whimsy (stitched circles) & Elizabeth Craft (Dashing Rectangles)
Embossing Folder: CuttleBug Swiss Dots
Misc.: ZIG Wink of Stella (clear); Stampin' Up! Metallic Pearls (gold); foam tape from stash


  1. Melanie ~ I adore your card ~ don't you just love this DSP? thank you so much for playing along with AHSC ~ Denise Willerton

  2. Such a great take on the sketch! Love your color choices. Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  3. I'm loving the peach paper, especially with the other colors you used. Lovely example for the sketch. Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  4. So pretty! Love the designer paper that you used, fun layering too! :)

  5. Melanie, this is beautiful! What gorgeous colors in your papers. Thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  6. So pretty! I LOVE the colours in this card...great job! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  7. Delightful choice of papers and colors in your card! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge this week.
    :) Marie

  8. Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week for Challenge 430!