Today’s Sketch challenge  isn’t the easiest sketch I have seen or done. It took me a while to get my card finished. It’s definitely not one of Valeries little warm up cards.


I still had my Crafty Secrets supplies scattered all over my table from yesterday’s Luggage tag card. So I kept on using those. The blue paper is from the Radiant Paper pack from Crafty Secrets, the pink paper from the Pristine Paper Salon pad.

I started out by taking a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of that blue paper and cutting it at an angle to make my two triangle.  Next those were layered on chocolate chip cardstock and cut with my scallop scissor.

I stamped one of the border stamps from the French Mail set on the paper with Brown Palette ink and set both triangles aside.

Next I cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the pink paper and sanded it down. I know, I know…but I love sanding designer paper. I just can’t help myself.  Next I punched a scallop border on the bottom with my Stampin’ Up! corner rounder and punched eyelets in the center of each scallop. Then I sanded that border as well :). I stamped more border designs and the greeting all over. I wish now that I hadn’t stamped the heart and had moved the greeting down a bit. It’s always easier in hindsight.

Underneath that eyelet border I added a strip of chocolate chip that was the same wavy border as the pink paper.

My card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of chocolate chip cardstock folded in half. On the bottom I added a 1″ x  5 1/2″ piece of shimmery white cardstock. the pink paper was taped on top of that to make the border pop a little better.

Before taping the triangles to the card, I added white wide organdy ribbon from Stampin’ Up! as well as May Arts double sided pink satin ribbon and white ric rac.

I love the little guy in the center image. I know my Mother in law will love the card, greeting set too high or not. She loves chubby cherubs!


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

27 Responses to “Different kind of layout”

  1. What a pretty card! That little cherub is so cute!

  2. Oh My Goodness, how unbelievably adorable is that????? I love it! The papers are perfect and all that scalloping~Perfecto!

  3. Oh, this is just DIVINE, Beate! What a great card. That scalloped edge just makes the card pop. Delicious!

  4. Suppa cute Beate!!!

  5. What a wonderful card! You made this challenge look like a piece of cake!

  6. This is a gorgeous card! So victorian looking! Love it!

  7. I thought this sketch looked pretty difficult too. But, my goodness, you made a great card with it. So darling.

  8. This is a beautiful card! I love that little cherub too!

  9. very cute Beate! Love your little scallops everywhere!

  10. Absolutely adorable, B!

  11. Beautiful card, it’s absolute perfection and I love it!

  12. Oh my goodness! What a totally luscious card, Beate!! I love all the details!! The ric rac, the ribbons, the scalloped edging, the scrolly accents! All of it!!!

  13. This card absolutely rocks Beate! I love everything about it…the scallops, the sanding, the eyelets, the ribbon, the primas, that CUTE little Cherub! Everything! You made this sketch look easy!


  14. Adorable. You did a fine job (as usual) with this one 🙂


  15. WOW Beate! I love this card and yes I know how long mine took and yours looks just as complicated if not more. Definitely not a warm up card. I’m so happy to see someone use this set — haven’t used mine yet.

  16. WOOOOWOW! You did a great job on the sketch! I love all your embellishments!

  17. This is beautiful, love the black cardstock with the patterned paper:)

  18. I love this card Beate!!!! This set is so awesome, Im in LOVE with that entire set, OMG thats not fair making me WANT to have more stamps lol.
    You rocked this challenge.

    Take care and Happy Stamping!!!

  19. Oh, this is completely adorable. Love the layout! That stamp is so cute and the flowers are so elegant, great card!

  20. i love this card…it makes me inspired! i haven’t stamped in so long..but i am going to a swap this i am excited…i will email you in a bit
    miss talking to you


  22. Adorable! Great sketch. I’ll have to go over and try that one!

  23. Love this card and the scalloped edges adds so much to it along with the embellishments. The Cherub is so cute. Dottie K

  24. What an amazing card. I love everything about it. The colors are so soft and the layout is so creative. I am a big fan of all your creations.

  25. WOW…This is absolutely beautiful!

  26. Sooooooooo darling!! Your work leaves me dumbfounded and amazed, I’m always wondering…”how did she come up with that”? TFS.

  27. What a fabulous vintage card! Perfect for the challenge!

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