It feels good to be participating in the challenges again. Although with being so out of practise and having the kids at home, it took me until last night to finish this card.

I made it for yesterday’s sketch challenge on SCS:


I started out with the main image. I stamped the long stemmed flower from Embrace Life three times in Black Palette ink on a 1 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock.

I colored the flowers with Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery Classic Ink and Aqua Painter. The background was colored with Soft Sky.

Next I stamped the leaves in Certainly celery around the edges and bottom of the panel. I colored the leaves in with Certainly Celery and Aqua Painter.


I layered it on a  2″ x 2 1/2″ piece of Certainly Celery cardstock that was placed on a black scalloped rectangle. I paper pierced a border around the edges of the white layer.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of Basic Black cardstock folded in half.

The next layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Certainly Celery. I sponged the edges and stamped the leaves in Certainly Celery on it.

The Pumpkin layer measures 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ and is from the Bali Breeze Designer paper. I stamped my All in a Row Argyle stamp around it.

The Soft Sky Designer Paper layer measures 2″ x 3 1/2″. I added the scallops with the rectangle Nestabilities stamps. 

The sentiment was stamped with Black Palette Ink on Shimmery White cardstock. I punched it out with the large oval punch. that was layered first on a 1″ Celery circle and a black Designer label.

I attached May Arts ribbon to the sentiment piece with an Antique Copper Hodgepodge Hardware piece (I never know what to call that thingie). To tie in the hardware, I added an Antique Copper brad in each of the scallops in the Soft Sky Designer paper.


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

33 Responses to “Scallops and Stitches”

  1. Truly beautiful! Love the scallops and black accents.

  2. Simply gorgeous Beate!

  3. super lovely, beate!!!!!love the colors and the stamp image.

  4. This is gorgeous — of course. You do such great work. Do you sell your cards? if so where and for how much. I know several people who would line up to buy such beautiful creations.

  5. This is gorgeous – I *love* what you did with the sketch! It’s so good to see you posting again – hope you’re doing ok! {{{hugs}}}

  6. I like the colors and the layout. This card is really great!

  7. Where do you find the time to pull off such masterpieces? I am always amazed at your work!!

  8. Beautiful – I love the scallops and color combination!

  9. Soo happy you are back ! Love this color combo, something I would never have thought of ! Georgous card !

  10. Beautiful, and I love the colors!

  11. I’m so happy you are back to posting again. I’ve missed you!

    This is a beautiful card — I love the colors! One of the things I really appreciate with your posts are the specifics you give on how you made each card. I am always learning something new from you.

    Bless you and your family!

  12. I love how vibrant the pumpkin color turned out, just stunning!

  13. Gorgeous, Beate! I need to get back to the challenges! This new baby sure changed my schedule! LOL

  14. great you’re back in blogland, I missed your amazing creations and this one is gorgeus, love the color combination : )

  15. I’m so glad you’re back…it feels good to get back into the groove, doesn’t it? I hope you enjoyed your time with family & that you have a terrific 2008. Beautiful card, if you’re rusty it doesn’t show! 🙂

  16. OMW Beate…Now that you’re back, I have to get back into the routine of trying to leave comments for your work when you always leave me SO SPEECHLESS and amazed:) This card is “perfect”!!!

  17. It’s so good to have you back Beate! You were missed, but I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your family! Lovely card!!! Will try to get to the sketch soon. In the meantime, you’ve been tagged…

  18. This is really pretty Beate – love the colors! Great challenge Card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  19. So beautiful!! I love the colors and the set you used!!

  20. Beate, doesn’t look like you are rusty to me!! I love all the cards you have posted and this one is beautiful too!

  21. I have so missed your great cards. Your rusty is my inspiration LOL!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  22. Beautiful card! I’m glad you are back to blogging. I missed the inspiration I found in your beautiful cards.

  23. BEAUTIFUL!!! So glad that you’re back!

  24. This looks beautiful. I love the brads you added to each scallop.

  25. This is beautiful. I adore these colors together and love the brad on the scallop. Good to see ya back stampin, hope you enjoyed your family time. Happy Friday!

  26. beautiul card1 Love all the dtaisl and colors you picked! 🙂

  27. Beautiful card, Beate! I’m so glad to see your wonderful creations again! 🙂

  28. ahhh, it is like a breath of fresh air to see your creations daily again. I understand and respect your break from blogging but it is soooo nice to have you back up and running again. I always love what you share and it always inspires me. great card, love the colors. The black just makes everything pop! Welcome back 🙂

  29. Glad to have you back and as always a beautiful card.

  30. Beautiful card Beate! I wish I could stamp as good as you when I grow up!


  31. Beate, thank you so much for sharing your work and your recipes. You are such a great teacher — I appreciate your tutorials and your instruction on various techniques and design elements. You add so much to my enjoyment of stamping.

    Happy New Year!
    Kim Z.
    (kimzeich on SCS)

  32. Such a pretty card! Love the vibrant colors. 🙂

  33. just beautiful! the color really makes the card!

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