Here is my sample for MJ’s awesome sketch this week.

I knew I wanted to use the beautiful flower stamp from Soft Summer. To do so, I had to make my card a bit bigger then regular. I would mail this one with a business size envelope.

The card base is a 8″ Basic Gray square folded in half. Both Designer strips are from the Walk in the Park Designer Paper pack. The upper one measures 2 1/2″ x 7 3/4″, the lower one 2″ x 7 3/4″. I overlapped them slightly.

 The layers for the main image measure 3″ x 5 1/2″ for the gray layer. The bottom was punched with the Eyelet Border punch. The Kiwi cardstock measures 2  3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and the Shimmery White Layer is another 1/4″ smaller.

The flower was stamped with Basic Gray ink on the left hand side of the Shimmery White cardstock. I stamped the flowers again, colored them with Aqua Painter and classic inks (Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze), cut them out and layered them over my main image. The sentiment is from from the Soft Summer stamp set as well.

I added a white Jumbo Grommet through one of the big flowers from the Pretties kit and added a Baja Breeze Ribbon knot in it’s center.

I am sorry I don’t list all the details, but it’s been almost two weeks since I made this card.


The inside of the card is kept pretty simple.

The 2 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ piece of Cameo Coral cardstock muted with White Craft Ink.

The designer paper is from the Walk in the Park Designer Parks.

Have a wonderful  day. Hugs and smiles


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

23 Responses to “Soft Summer indeed”

  1. Just beautiful, Beate! I LOVE how soft your card is! Hope you’re still having a great time!

  2. WOW! Love the colors on this and the grommet in the centre of the flower – looks beautiful! Love the unusual format of the card, also. (I sometimes forget I don’t have to stick to 5½ x 4-1/4…) Thanks for sharing!


  3. This is gorgeous!!!

  4. Beautiful Beate! Love the soft pretty colours and your large white flower and embellishments!

  5. Girl, I didn’t think you had time to stamp before you left! This is beautiful and so is the photo below — looks like you are having a wonderful time! Can’t wait to go see those photos you’ve posted — gorgeous architecture!

  6. so, so pretty. LOVE it!

  7. I love this! The colours and details are fabulous. I love the button.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Beate! Stay warm my friend. 🙂

  9. OMG, this is beautiful! I love everything about it!
    Are back from your trip? Hope you had a good time!

  10. This is beautiful!?

  11. Beautiful, Beate! Love the colour choices and your embellishments!

  12. this is beautiful Beate! With a diff. sent. it could be for a new baby! lovely.

  13. Lovely card Beate! How cool you are all in Germany! Enjoy! Hugs, Deb

  14. Very Beautiful card Beate! Love all the details and accessories used.
    Let me tell you….You have me and my family convinced that we need to take a trip to Germany. The pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Hope you are having a wonderful time:)

  15. Wow, I just love when you do those Looooooooong cards! TFS

  16. Love this card! It’s SO pretty!

  17. I love your take on the sketch, Beate! Beautiful !!!!

  18. What a beautiful card!

  19. Beautiful color combo, and I love that ribbon through the flower!

  20. I love your long card, and your flowers are so pretty!! I love the colors you’ve used as well!!

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  22. Hi Beate. You certainly do not need for me to tell you how beautiful your card is. But I wanted to let you know that I think it is. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your photos of your trip. I *love* the castle.


  23. This is a GREAT card! I love the long design!

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