….Jenn made me participate in the VSN over at Splitcoast last evening. Here is the first card I made.  It was for the sketch challenge. Of course I had to change the sketch up a little. I switched the heart for a butterfly.


The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock folded in half.

The next layers is a 4″ square of Chocolate Chip cardstock layered with a 3 3/4″ square of Baja Breeze cardstock on top. En FrancaisBackground was stamped on the Baja cardstock with Baja ink. The edges were distressed with the cutter kit. The corners were paper pierced. Retired Chocolate Satin ribbon was tied around both layers.

 Both circles were cut out withCircle Nestabilities. The smaller circle was cut out of Bella Bleu Designer Paper, the edges were paper pierced.

The butterfly is from Simple Friendship. It was inked with Not Quite Navy ink, then I added Chocolate Chip on the body with the marker, stamped on Shimmery White cardstock, cut out and adhered with dimensionals under the wings…


For the inside of the card, I repeated the layers of the front of the card.

On the Baja Breeze layer I added a 1 1/4″ strip of Bella Blue Designer paper and a Eyelet Border punchedstrip of Shimmery White cardstock.

Have a wonderful day! We are off to the beach. It’s cold here today, but I have to show Jenn my beach.  Hugs and smiles


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

31 Responses to “Hold on to your Seats….”

  1. Hallo Beate, wieder eine wunderschöne Karte.
    LG Andrea

  2. This is fabulous, Beate! I love the butterfly – it wouldn’t look the same with a heart for sure! Have a great time at the beach!

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the butterfly looks great.

  4. Gorgeous card, Beate!! I love the blues with the Chocolate…YUM!! I also love the stamps you’ve used, and your pretty ribbon and hardware/bling!!

  5. Beate your card is beautiful!
    Love the rich colors and attention to detail that you always give!

  6. Whooo-hoooo, girl, this is GORGEOUS!

  7. GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGORGEOUS !!!! 🙂 Love it !!!!

    Big Hugs

  8. THis is just beautiful, Beate! LOVE the colors and your butterfly! Hope you had fun at the beach!

  9. This is just gorgeous, Beate! Have a wonderful weekend. Ali

  10. This is beautiful, Beate! LOVE it! I’m so glad you got to play! Hope y’all are having a wonderful time! 🙂 Hugs!

  11. Very pretty! I love the teal and chocolate combo

  12. Wow this is stunning! Amazing Job!

  13. This is a beautiful card! I love everything about it. I especially like that you used the ‘True Friend’ sentiment since you were stamping with Jenn!

  14. I was reading the write up while the picture was loading (we still have dial up since we are so remote!)and I have to admit my nose was scrunched up as far as it would go when I read Not Quite Navy with Chocolate Chip-sorry! But this is gorgeous! I love the colors you selected! Another readon I love your work–you make everything go with chocolate chip paper!! Thanks! Kitty Rodahl

  15. Beautiful Beate! I love the colours together. That stamp set is a fave of mine already!! Yummy choc satin ribbon too! I have an itty bitty tiny amount left…lol

  16. so pretty just love the colors and the pattern in the butterfly is so pretty!

  17. It’s a show-stopper! Love the layout, colors, bling…everything! You go girl!

  18. Awesome card Beate. You need to do VSN more often.

  19. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors. Everything works so perfectly together!

  20. Gorgeous card!! Sounds like you’re having fun!

  21. very pretty I am loving those 2 colors together the more I see them great job

  22. Beautiful card Beate! Glad to see your back!!! We missed you.

  23. A card like only you can do them! It looks so great! Love it 🙂

    I was out of town this weekend, but did manage to stamp a couple of cards for VSN when I came back home last night. I’m sorry I missed it – the VSN challenges always get my creative juices flowing!


  24. Beate,

    You never cease to amaze.. What a gorgeous card.


  25. GORGEOUS Beate!!
    You should have heard the buzz over Beate and Jenn VSNing with us 😉

  26. THis is BEAUTIFUL, Beate! I love this butterfly!

  27. Absolutely stunning Beate! I love the colors, the layout, the piercing…everything! =) Great card! TFS!

  28. Your cards are always so beautiful!! You are really challenging me to spend as much time on the inside as the outside of a card!

  29. LOVE it! The color combo is gorgeous and the little jewel is perfect! 🙂

  30. SO…how was copic???

  31. Jenn made you…. to funny!!

    Love it but love when you stamp!!

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