I hadn’t as much time this week participate in the challenges and only yesterday got to try out the Color challenge. Unlike the week before, this one was a JOY to work with. No eyeblinding, gag evoking colors involved.  The color combo for this week was Soft Sky, Whisper White and Basic Gray. I love it and I am sure I will use it often.


My card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Basic Gray cardstock folded in half.

Next is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Soft Sky cardstock followed by a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. I ran it through my cuttlebug with the Embossing folder Swiss Dots and ticket corner punched the left corners of that layer.

The patterned paper measures 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and is from the Afternoon Tea Designer paper pack. It was layered on a slightly bigger piece of Basic Gray, that was cut with a rectangle scallop Nestabilities die. I paper pierced three of the edges and tied white Taffeta ribbon around the top half. On the bottom left I adhered two ribbon sliders from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware with mini glue dots with a brad from the same hardware pack in between. On top of those sliders I added half Pearls from the Pretties kit with Crystal effect.

For the main image I cut three ovals with the Oval Nestabilities. On the top layer I stamped a sentiment from the set Full of Life in Basic Gray. It looked super boring and I was tossing ideas around for a while. I paper pierced the soft sky layer, but that didn’t help much. I was thinking about paper piercing a row underneath the saying. That might have worked. But I inked up the flower from Live your Dreams in Soft Sky, stamped it off once and then stamped it over the white layer. Since I already had taped all three layers together, I used the leftover from the white cardstock that I ran through the cuttlebug to get the oval as my mask.

For the final touch I inked up the butterfly from Live your Dreams in Soft Sky, rocked the edges with Basic Gray and stamped it on Whisper White. I cut it out and attached it with dimensionals.

Today is the first day of spring break for my kids. So when this post goes live, I might still be in my bed! Ah….sleeping in. You got to love that! Only two more days and I get to see my husband! I am so excited! Even if he drags me to the Smokey Mountains next week. I am sure it’s cold there. Me and cold…don’t go together so well. Rick will be home for 12 days. I can’t wait!!! 


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

52 Responses to “Soft Sky friend”

  1. Beate – I was checking out your Friday’s challenge when I saw this beauty from last night posted…I think it’s absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love it!!! ..~Silke~

  2. OMG, this is so beautiful. I love the brads, the Lo..and all the details..! TFS:-) Great work! By from Germany…Silke

  3. Gorgeous, B — love those colors, too, and the swiss dots are beautiful here!

  4. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Love the color challenge card! The butterfly is just beautiful with those pearls…. 🙂 Have a great weekend, friend!

  5. Oh my! GORGEOUS! L-O-V-E it!

  6. Beautiful!!

    Just wanted you to know I tagged you. Please don’t feel the least obligated to keep the tag going if you do not wish to. I just enjoy your site and I’m amazed at how much you can produce! I must be the slowest crafter in the world.


  7. This is beautiful! The pearls and silver hodgepodge looks so lovely together.

  8. Beautiful card. That swiss dot embossing is divine.

  9. wow, this is absolutly gorgeous…..wow, stunning…..elegant….kann mich gar nicht mehr einkriegen….wow,wow,wow

  10. Awesome sketch, love the colors neat hardware!

  11. So pretty Beate. I love the colors and the cb background piece! Can’t wait to play!

  12. This is just amazing. Absolutely gorgeous.

  13. OH my goodness!!! Absolutely stunning Beate!!! Wow!

  14. this is beautiful! I love how you used the hardware!!

    must be nice to get to sleep in!!!

  15. Gorgeous card! I love that embossing folder!
    We have had great weather in the Smoky Mountains, yesterday in the 70’s. It should be nice when you visit!!

  16. I really love this card. The sketch, colours, the DP, pearls – just everything about it. Love that dotted embossed background too – on my list for my next purchase. Thanks for sharing your card and for the wonderful sketch challenges you have for us each weekend.

  17. This is truly beautiful Beate, I mean jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Love the colors, and all your details! You are amazing, girl! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  18. Beautiful card as always! So happy that you get to sleep in and you get to see Rick soon! Can’t wait to try the sketch challenge.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  19. So pretty Beate! Love the colors, layout, softness – everything!

  20. Oh Beate! This is lovely!

    Many Blessings,

  21. This card is gorgeous Beate! Luv everything about your design!
    Glad to hear hubby will be home soon for 2 weeks, have fun & enjoy your family time!

  22. Oh my GOODNESS!!!! Beate, this is beyond stunning!!! Wow!! I am seriously drooling… This is amazing!!

  23. How beautiful! …and what a fun sketch! Hope you are doing well! 🙂

  24. Wow!!! Absolutely beautiful. Love everything about it.
    Have a great weekend.
    FYI…I never changed my time stamp with the daylight savings time changes (fixed now….lol)

  25. I am SO happy that you will be able to see your husband. I have great respect for all of you military mom’s. I could NOT do it. So THANK YOU for doing it! Have a wonderful wonderful 12 days!!

  26. just gorgeous! I love how you used the pearls with the ribbon slides. I’ve done it with the rhinestone brads in the middle of the slides, but not the pearls. They look so pretty together. I’m still trying to get my hands on that embossing folder, everyone is sold out 🙁 great card.

  27. Saw this card posted on SCS last night – it’s a beauty! Enjoy your sleeping in for the next few days – we just finished our Spring Break and it was 16 days long this year as the teachers took three days in the summer to work so they could mesh the spring break and Easter time off together. Has been a long haul, but had lots of fun with the kids and got to sleep in a lot! Monday will be harsh when I have to get up early again!!

    Have a WONDERFUL 12 days with your hubby and family. What a wonderful treat to have him home for so long. As for not liking the cold – that’s what DH is for 😉

  28. Beautiful card!! this is such a beautiful color combo!! so so pretty!

  29. This has got to be one of my all time favorites! The soft and subtle colors are lovely! I must order the SU Basic Gray card stock. Have a fab weekend! Deb

  30. Lovely, as always! In particular, the layout is fun and your work with the HPH is brilliant!

  31. The Swiss Dots really pop on this card–I have yet to use mine!! I love these colors together and overall, the card is just beautiful. I’ll have to make some time to play!

  32. This is gorgeous Beate ! Have a wonderful weekend !!

  33. Beate, I take GREAT offense to your comments about last week’s color challenge. You’ve wounded me so deeply that I don’t want to admit how beautiful this card is… I’m going to crawl inside a bottle right now and drown my sorrows…

  34. LOL “gag evoking colors”… You are too funny!

    This is beautiful, Beate!!

  35. Beate, this is just breathtakingly GORGEOUS! I love everything about it!!!

  36. Hey, I am heading to the mountains for spring break too. I think the weather should be nice for the most part. Hope you enjoy your time with your husband.

  37. I was so disappointed to see that you didn’t add a splash of orchid opulence to this!!! LOL! Kidding, of course! This card is bee-you-tee-full!! As usual, you rock!


  38. LOVE THIS CARD!! Layout is great–colors are awesome–and I LOVE that cute cuttelbug folder. i don’t have that one–YET! 😀 Still wanting nestabilities too. Man, I’ve GOT to get with it!! LOL. Oh ya, HMmmmm, I wonder WHICH “color blinding, gag evoking color scheme you could be referring to?? LOL. JK. Most of them are so wonderful–ones I never thought to use together, but the one for me that stands out – and I couldnt’even try it was grey and yoyo yellow. Eeks. However, there WERE some gorgeous and cute ones with that. Ok, sorry this is so long–it’s midnight and I’m rambling huh? 😀 Ciaó!!

  39. All you creations are just wonderful. I’ll be comming back to visit your fantastic work!

  40. This is just so beautiful! Now I just have to get the nestabilities dies…I can’t believe that I’ve resisted until now!

  41. So beautiful, Beate !!! Love the soft colors and images….gorgeous !

  42. Such a pretty card Beate! Love the colors. so soft and natural!

  43. What a lovely card! Simply beautiful Beate!

  44. Beate, this is simply stunning! Love the colours and that paper is beautiful! The hardware with the pearls is genius…Love it!

  45. I jumped for joy when I saw that color combo too! Just gorgeous. And of course, you made a really stunning card with it! Beautiful work as always.

  46. I finally made a card for this challenge….and I was totally inspired by you as well – hope you like it???


    Have a great weekend!!! ~Silke~

  47. Hi Beate,
    Thanks for the weekend challege. Your card is beautiful.

    Here is what I came up with.


  48. This is stunning, Beate!! I love EVERYTHING about this beautiful creation of yours!!

  49. WOWZA’S!! This card is seriously drop dead gorgeous!!
    ***I took you advise on my groovy giraffe card-looks much better-thanks for your help!***

  50. Beautiful, beautiful card Beate! 🙂
    I’m so happy for you that you’ll be getting a chance to see your husband soon. 🙂
    Take care,

  51. So beautiful and feminine, Beate! Love your details!

  52. Just beautiful! Hope you have a great vacation together!

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