I have to say, this was a tough sketch for me. 

I create sketches after cards I have seen in magazines, on SCS or my own cards. During my break in December I put a lot of sketches together. The bad thing of working ahead is that I have no idea where that sketch came from. I am not sure about this card. I will definitely try again for another sample.


I started by looking for an image that would fit into the lower sitting rectangle of the sketch.

Boy…I love all the elements and flowers in the Stampin’ Up! catalog, but I wish there were more detailed images.

I finally settled on the little bird from the Fun & Fast Notes. It’s my favorite image from that stamp set.

The image was stamped on a 1 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock with Black Stazon and colored  Aqua Painter and classic inks (Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive and sponged the sky with Soft Sky ink and sponge dauber.

The image was layered on a 3/8″ bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock and a 1/4″ bigger piece of Shimmery White cardstock. After I added all the layers I paper pierced the edges of the image layer.

I punched flowers out of Summer Sun Cardstock with the Boho Flower punch. I sponged them first with Pumpkin Pie, then with Chocolate Chip. The smaller flower was sponged more with Chocolate Chip. I taped the flowers on the flower on the image and added a Fire Circle Rhinestone brad in it’s center.

My vertical layer measures 2 1/4″ x 4″ and is from the now retired Petals & Paisley Designer Paper pack. I added a white scallop border on the left, paper pierced a triple row on the top of the strip and wrapped Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon around it.

Both layers were adhered to a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Soft Sky cardstock. I dry embossed circles on the right side of the designer paper and added three black brads on the bottom.  The Soft Sky cardstock was first layered on a 1/4″ bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock, then on a sponged Pumpkin Pie card base.


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

29 Responses to “Big Flower, Tiny chick”

  1. I think this card is absolutely adorable – you ROCKED it!

  2. I just LOVE this, Beate! It’s adorable! Such a cute little chickie!

  3. I thought it was a much easier sketch! Of course, at midnight, everything is twisted by tired eyes, LOL! HUGS and I wish I was seeing you soon!

  4. Yes…at midnight, it’s all twisted. LOL! This is adorable, BEate…Love that chick!

  5. Super card Beate! It’s so cute!!!

  6. I love it Beate!! The flower is adorable and the eyelets at the bottoms are perfect!! Thanks for another fun sketch! 🙂

  7. I love this card! The colours, the little chick, the flower…everything! You make such lovely cards!

  8. Too funny, B — we had scallops & paper piercing that top piece on the mind today, didn’t we?!! Love your little chick, the brads and striped ribbon!

  9. I love this sketch! Your card is adorable!

  10. GREAT CARD!! I saw this yesterday on SCS!! Love it, can’t wait to try out the sketch!

  11. I love the coloring of the bird! I am not too good at coloring so this is very inspiring!
    I rhink the layout is really cute!

  12. This is a great card! Love that little chick…This is a great sketch too.


  13. What a bright and fun card! I love how you added just a little bit of black!! Thanks so much for this fun sketch!!

  14. I love this card Beate. The tiny bird with the flower is priceless.
    I think I did my sample wrong now that I see everyone elses. I guess I had my mind set on using a certain set and had to try and make it work:)
    Enjoy your weekend.

  15. Absolutely love it, love the paper piercing on the art piece! I feel an urge to stamp that little chick!!

  16. I love the flower detail! Now that I am back from vacation, I will have to get to work and complete the sketch challenge this weekend!

  17. Beate, You have a magical gift. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything of yours that was not beautiful or well made. This card is adorable!

  18. I think this card is perfect! It is adorable! I love the flowers that you added to the stamped image. Thanks for the sketch challenge!

  19. I started to post on this today but my sons been sick all day so it seems everytime I start something I have to stop…this is the cutest, CUTEST!!! card! Love the colors and love the cute little bird! I really love this. I am so excited about this sketch. It’s so very cute! I can’t wait to play. Thanks again, Beate for another great one! Take care! 🙂

  20. Sweet card and sketch Beate. LOVE the flower you added and how colorful the image is. Jennifer 🙂

  21. Super cute card and sketch! I can’t wait to try it. 😉

  22. I think it’s super cute!! HOpefully I’ll get a chance to play with it this weekend, TFS!

  23. I love that little chick, he knows no limitations!! I love the sketch also. I hope I get to try it because it would be taking me from my “business as usual” layouts. LOL & TFS.

  24. My very first challenge entry (2) & a chance to fly by myself, so quite fitting that your sample included a bird. Like the colour in particular, especially the “grass” following through the dotted background colour & the orangey ribbon & flower bringing it all together.
    Not sure just how to do all this!


  25. Hey Beate- I posted my card on the post before this one but did not put my blog it is http://stampinbee.typepad.com (I was num 16)but maybe it does not matter because it is hyperlinked from my name. Thanks- Have a great wkend!!! Barb

  26. Don’t second guess yourself—you are an awesome lady with wonderful talent, as everyone else here can attest to. This card is no less gorgeous than all the rest!!!

  27. Beate, this is chick-i-liscious! I couldn’t agree with you more…SU! is lacking on “main image” stamps.

  28. What an adorable card for your sketch!! I love it! (I hope I have a chance to play.)

  29. What a sweet little bird — I love these colors and his flower, B! Thanks for another great sketch!

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