Monday, April 18, 2022

Your Big Heart

Here it is again - the third Monday of the month and time for a Double Trouble Challenge. This is biweekly Challenge #108. As is customary, there are three "Things" to consider when you play along with our challenge.

Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker needs to see a basic shaped frame on your project that has been cut from a die.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare knows you'll be happy to have used a die so you can link up with our partner, Dies R Us #191.

Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister would like you to celebrate Mother's Day or another special occasion with flowers and/or butterflies. I chose to create a thank you card.

I was in the mood to create a simple card from a sketch today. It's not CAS but it's basic. I selected an old sketch from the past and a few patterned papers from my stash. After embossing the front of my card base to add texture, I added a floral panel with a die-cut border in dotted yellow paper. The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and die-cut using a scalloped frame, then matted with pink cardstock. The butterfly was punched from dotted yellow paper and adhered to the sentiment frame. This was added to the card with foam tape. A few pearls were added to the butterfly and the sentiment. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a pink punched butterfly.

We hope you'll join us at the
DTC108 Blog and the DRU191 Blog for our challenges. Double Trouble runs through Sunday evening, May 1, 2022, and Dies R Us runs through Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Stamp: Pinkfresh Studio "Incredibly Grateful"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White, Pretty in Pink & Lost Lagoon
Patterned Paper: from stash
Embossing Folder: SU! "Painted Texture"
Punch: SU! "Itty Bitty Butterfly"
Dies: Lawn Fawn (scalloped border) & Waffle Flower ("Lacy Layers 2")
Misc.: Pearls and foam tape from stash


  1. This is very pretty and I love the sentiment! The textured embossing adds a great touch :)

  2. This is a very sweet card. I love the patterned paper and your other papers coordinate perfectly. Lovely work.

  3. Melanie, your card is so full of luscious colors!!! Love the dainty flowers and their butterfly friend! Adding the embossed background was genius solution for keeping the card so modern, yet traditional as well! -Donna

  4. What a pretty die border and like the embossed next to that pretty floral, great interpretation of the sketch too. Such a pretty spring card.

  5. Such a sweet card! Love the colors and the designer paper is beautiful! :)

  6. Your card comes together perfectly with all of the sweet elements! Such a sweet sentiment too :)