Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Friendly Flower Stack

I was recently looking around at different sketch challenges and the card sketch at Sketch 'n Scrap (#163) caught my eye. The flowers along the centre of the card... wow - love the sketch and had to try it out myself! 

I chose a standard size card base with a side fold (I usually create my cards with a top fold but that wouldn't work for what I had in mind.) The right side of the base was cut away, leaving 2 inches on the right side that would show from the inside of the card. I placed a Mint patterned design paper on the outside of the card and a Pixie patterned design (sort of like watercolor) on the inside. I also added a strip of Mint cardstock inside for a place to write a message. Using a small stamp, I stamped a border around the outside of the card in black ink. I stamped several flowers on Pixie cardstock and then coloured them. The leaves were stamped on Mint cardstock and coloured and the flowers and leaves were adhered along the edge, hanging over approx. halfway. I brushed the flower centre area with the Clear Shimmer Brush and then added Stickles to the centres of the flowers. I chose a small sentiment - just visible when the card is completely closed and more visible when the card is partly open. Unfortunately, the photographs don't pick up the Mint colour very well - or the parts brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush... this card is much more vibrant in real life. 

Many people wouldn't worry about the inside of the card but an unfinished inside isn't something I like. I cut more of the flowers and leaves and fit them to the back of the overhanging section to cover the colouring marks. Although the images aren't stamped, it gives a more finished appearance to the inside of the card. 

I am linking up my card to Sketch 'n Scrap Challenge #163

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Celebrate Today Paper Pack, Mix-In Paper Pack, Pixie Cardstock, Mint Cardstock, White Card Base
Stamps: From Me to You, Wild Rose (PPP), Word Up (Reverse Confetti)
Inks: Intense Black, Black
Accessories: Wild Rose Dies (PPP), Clear Shimmer Brush, Tri-Blend Markers, Goldenrod Stickles



  1. This is just beautiful! So glad you found us and were able to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month!

  2. Super cute card and I like the take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us over at Sketch N Scrap!

  3. Oh wow, this is such a beautiful card! Love your take on the sketch and how you finished the inside of the card, too! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  4. This card is gorgeous! Love your take on the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  5. Love these gorgeous flowers and beautiful colours, Alyson! You did a wonderful job with the sketch and I like how you finished the backs of the flowers - nice touch!


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