Sunday, August 6, 2017

Congrats in Pink

8/09/2017 Update: Top Three Award winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch
Challenge #223.
My card is the result of combining several challenge requirements. The pink background was created by clear embossing with flowers, then sponging with Oxide Distress ink and buffing with a tissue. The white vellum rectangle was die cut and adhered. The black ribbon was adhered and placed under the vellum. The floral silhouette was die cut. The die has two flowers but I removed one and adhered it to the inside of the card. The sentiment was die cut six times then stacked and adhered.
The panel was edged with strips of black cardstock and adhered to a white card base. Nuvo Glitter Drops were added to the front of the card and the inside. This is the first time using them - I need to practice making the dots.

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #223

2. Watercooler Wednesday #130

3. Tic Tac Toe #009
(Second row across: Silhouette, Distress Ink, Stacked Sentiment)

4. City Crafter #373
    (Pretty in Pink - neutrals permitted)

5. Crafty Creations #347
    (Anything Goes)

6. Happy Little Stampers August Challenge

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing, Embossing Resist, Die Cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: WPlus9 "Amaryllis"
Inks: Versamark; Oxide Distress Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black
Paper: WRMK Party Pack Vellum
Dies: Poppy "Sweet Pea Flowers", Sizzix "Kind Words", Cheery Lynn "Celtic Rectangles"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! EP (clear), Nuvo Glitter Drops, black satin ribbon from sewing stash


  1. Thanks for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)! I love your background and the black flower. Love how you stacked your die cut. I do that too and love the way it looks!

  2. That pink background is lovely, and I always like the addition of a soft vellum layer. So much sweetness in your card. Thanks for joining the challenge at AHSC.

  3. Oh my goodness, how pretty! I love the flower and sentiment die cuts and the pink/black color combination is perfect. The vellum overlay adds a soft touch too! :)

  4. Very pretty card indeed! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa

  5. Love your card! The embossing and velum adds softness while the black males it
    Bold. Thank you for joining us at AHSC!

  6. Love the bold pink and black and that stacked sentiment is fab! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  7. Your card is lovely, the vellum adds a special touch. Thank you for joining us at CCCB :)

  8. What a pretty card, Melanie. Great job incorporating all the challenges. Thanks for including us at the TTTC!

  9. Oh my, Melanie, how feminine! Love the colours and the addition of the vellum. What a fabulous background for your die-cuts. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  10. Thanks for playing along with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week Melanie. I really like how you combined all the challenges to come up with this very feminine beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Wow Melanie, what a gorgeous card! I just keep studying it as you've done so much! Love the way you ran the black ribbon under the vellum. Thank you for adding the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to your list! :-)

  12. The vellum looks very pretty on this card and I like the inside too - thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week

  13. I love the vellum layer! Really pretty. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog this week--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  14. Lovely card! The background is quite pretty. Thanks for playing along with Watercooler Wednesday and Gail's Feminine Anything Goes Challenge this week!

  15. Gorgeous card...saw this in person and even more gorgeous. The vellum with the embossed flower is stunning and doesn't hide your beautiful background Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  16. Wow! Blowing me away.. you made the right choice with your vellum... so gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

  17. Lovely sweet card - Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
    Kristina DT

    Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
    Cards by Kristina

  18. How pretty!Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, so happy you joined us!

  19. Love the background ink resist panel, pink and black are a classy combo.
    Thanks for joining in at HLS Anything Goes with Dies. :)