Tuesday, April 26, 2022


Challenges are so inspiring - I wish I had more time to participate in them! So it's time to play along with the biweekly Challenge #553 at Try Stampin' on Tuesday This challenge runs through Sunday, May 8, 2022. This is a sketch challenge with an option. The optional theme is "Things that Fly". I chose two flying insects - a bee and a moth because they are images found in the paper I used.

Onto a gray card base, I added a panel of teal cardstock followed by a panel of patterned paper. I thought this paper needed a little color so using a marker I touched up the centers of the flowers with yellow ink. I added additional coordinating patterned paper for the horizontal decoration at the bottom of the card front. The two flying insects were fussy cut and adhered with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped and die-cut then backed with an offset oval in coordinating yellow print paper. Foam tape was used to adhere the sentiment to the card and an enamel heart was affixed. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a yellow heart.

We look forward to seeing your creations at our TSOT Challenge #553. A new biweekly challenge begins every Tuesday morning so there is always an active challenge available to you.

Stamp: Pinkfresh Studios "Incredibly Grateful"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Marker (Y15)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White, Smoky Slate & Lost Lagoon
Paper: Dare 2 B Artsy "Honey Bloomz" Collection
Die: Kat Scrappiness (oval)
Misc.: Illustrated Faith Enamel Hearts & foam tape


  1. Melanie, love your little insects buzzing around your floral print background and trim paper! Sometime you just have to fussy cut, and you did a great job! I also like how you offset your yellow pattern paper from the sentiment oval... clever!!! -Donna

  2. So pretty! Love the layering and the papers! :)

  3. Such a lovely card. Your sentiment is what drew me to your card first.