Here is a card I made for the Color Challenge two weeks ago. The colors were Summer Sun, Kraft, Riding Hood Red and Black.


The card base is a 4 1/2″ x 9 piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock folded in half. The edges were sponged

Next is a 4 1/8″ Basic Black square. The corners were punched with the ticket corner punch. It was layered with a 4″  square of Parisian Breeze Designer paper that was sanded. The edges were punched with the same punch as well. The paper was sanded and the edges were paper pierced.

The horizontal strip measures 1 7/8″ x 4″  and is sponged Riding Hood Red cardstock. The bottom edge was punched with the Eyelet Border Punch and three clear Rhinestone brads were added to the left hand side.

The the full berry image was first inked up with Summer Sun. Riding Hood Red ink was added with Fantastix over the berries, Sahara Sand over the stem. Then the image was stamped on to Whisper White cardstock. Next I masked the image and stamped En Francais over it with Sahara Sand. I cut the image out with Label Nestablities and sponged the edges first with Summer Sun, then with Sahara San. It was layered on a black Nestabilities cut out and white gel pen dots were added all around. A small hole was punched on the top right and White Taffeta Ribbon was tied down with a Hardware piece from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware.

I punched out a designer label out of Summer Sun and sponged it with Sahara Sand. Next the sentiment was stamped in Black Stazon on Whisper White and punched out with the large oval punch. It was taped to the Designer label punchout, paper pierced and taped to the image. Another Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware piece was added over it.

We will be in Trier today all day. I can’t wait to show the kids the Roman ruins there. It’s the oldest German city and goes back to 58 B.C.


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

16 Responses to “Soft Summer”

  1. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Love what you did with the color combo and the background stamp and sponging. Fabulous card!

  2. What a gorgeous creation Beate!! WOWZER!! Hope you’re having a great time in Germany!! 🙂 HUGS

  3. Great card – LOVE those ribbon sliders!

    Have fun in Germany!


  4. Wow! This is amazing. Lovely card Beate.

    Have a great day! 🙂

  5. This is an absolutely georgeous card!!! Love the colors and embellishments!!!!

  6. Love the card and the colors together. But I am really enjoying the pictures of your trip. Thank you for sharing with me! Have loads of fun!

  7. Fabulous card!!! Really beautiful! Also, thanks for sharing the photos of your trip! Almost like being there!

  8. Gorgeous Beate~ Sounds like you are having a FAB trip! I’ve added you as a friend on Facebook so I can see all your wonderful pictures!

  9. This is fabulous! I lvoe what you did with the blossoms! Very pretty!

  10. such a beautiful card made with a gorgeous set! it is on my list of ‘must haves’!!!

    looks as if you are having a wonderful time! stay safe!

  11. This is beautiful, girl!!! Love the vintage feel to this!! Glad to hear you are all having such a good time! I am enjoying the pics on FB!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  12. What an incredibly gorgeous card! Love the colors, the hardware, the image…..everything! : )

  13. This is gorgeous, Beate!! I love the colors, all of your fabulous detailed layers, and wonderful embellishments!!

  14. Gorgeaous card!

  15. I love your card. Love the colors. To be truthful, I just love your work and style. Always looks professional.

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