Monday, August 16, 2021

A Birthday to Remember

I just realized I will need to get a birthday card in the mail this week to a long-time friend who lives in Florida. The weekly sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #434 provided the perfect inspiration. This challenge runs from Monday, August 16, through Sunday evening, August 22, 2021.

If you notice claw or teeth marks on my fussy-cut floral image, that is my cat's signature. I found my boy, Sluggo, playing with the image but I managed to rescue it before it was destroyed. 

I think blue and yellow can be pretty in a card design and this paper collection did not disappoint! There is even a tiny bit of green and pink although I did not focus on the pink. 

I added a panel of blue patterned paper, then a die-cut panel of yellow to the white card base. Next came a smaller rectangle of patterned paper matted with pastel green cardstock. Finally, I added a fussy cut blossom with lemons and leaves using thin foam tape. I also supplemented the shading in the image with a light touch using two Copic markers then the pearls were added. As usual, I decorated the inside with coordinating paper and colors.

Don't forget to check out this challenge at AHSC434!

Stamp Set: Maymay Made It "Wanted You to Know"
Ink: Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch and Copic Alcohol Markers (C0 & Y00)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White, Barely Banana, & Pistachio Pudding
Paper: CTMH "Isabella" Paper Packet
Die: Gina Marie Designs
Misc.: CTMH thin foam tape & pearls from stash


  1. Just beautiful Melanie! The colors are perfect, love the layering too. :)

  2. Wow! very pretty! I always love this color combo.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
    Patty S, Design Team

  3. Such a gorgeous card. Love your color combo! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  4. That is a beautiful shade of yellow, especially on that pretty background die. Great card! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  5. Love this! Reminds me of Morocco♥ Thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  6. So beautiful, I love this. I just love the colours with the pop of yellow. Fabulous. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  7. Lovely card, Melanie! I love that Isabella paper. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC this week!
    :) Marie

  8. Blue and yellow work so well together! Thank you for joining Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week for sketch 434!