While I am working on future tutorials (prepping for the time I am gone at CHA! Can’t wait!!!) I still have cards to share that I created before vacation. I created this card for a sketch challenge on Splitcoast.


For my center image I picked the sweet angel from Angelic Love. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic Markers (W00, W1, W3, E00, E01, E30, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57). I was going for a sepia look, so I only used Earth and Gray tones. I cut an oval out of Neenah Solar White cardstock with Petite Oval Nestabilities. The center was sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink, the border edge was stamped with the small xo border that comes in the set. One cool thing about acrylic stamps is that you can form them to a different shape. I curved the straight stamp slightly so that it work as an oval border. The oval was layered on a slighter larger Kraft oval, then on a black Label 10 Nestabilities cut out.


The card base is a a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Kraft cardstock folded in half. The edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of October Afternoon paperwas stitched to a 3 15/16″ x 5 3/16″ piece of Basic Black cardstock after the patterned paper was a sponged with Vintage Photo. 

The edges of a 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of October Afternoon Paper were distressed. A 4 1/2″ long strip of Basic Black cardstock was cut with Kaleidoscope Borderabilities  and taped in on top of the paper. The patterned paper was stitched on top and bottom. Underneath the black  border part of a white oval (cut with Petite Oval Nestabilities) was adhered. Gold Organdy Ribbon was tied around the 5 1/2″ wide paper strip. The ribbon was heated for an aged look.

The heart and sentiment are both from the stamp set Angelic Love. They were stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, cut out, sponged with Antique Linen and covered with Glossy Accents. For an extra layer I cut two Fancy Tags out of Neenah Solar White cardstock and layered parts of them underneath the oval layers. Three Prima Wildflowers and small Pearl Kaisercraft Pearls finish off the card front.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


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

13 Responses to “Angelic Friend”

  1. Wow – what great colors you used on this card. Love the image and all the layers.


  2. Has such a soft vintage feel to it! Gorgeous!! Absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Love the vintage look! What a fabulous job — perfect take on the sketch, and your detailing is terrific!

  4. I love the pale warm colors with that punch of black – so vibrant! I love all the layers and patterns, and I love the image stamp, which I purchased but have yet to get inky! I think you have inspired me! Wonderful card, I just adore everything about it.

  5. Just gorgeous Beate! I wish I were going to CHA.. .maybe next year!

  6. This card is truly beautiful Beate. The combination of flowers, distressing and paper all looks so good together.

  7. Beautiful vintage card, Beate! Oh how I wish I was going to CHA and could give you a big hug again!!! You’re such a sweetheart!

  8. Beautiful card! Congratulations on going to CHA for me I just sit here and dream!

  9. This is one of the prettiest cards I have seen with this set.. Such a great way to use this stamp set.. Love the rich colors.. Hopefully I will see you at CHA..

  10. Beautiful vintage card! The combination of colors, flowers, papers, layering and ribbon all come together perfectly.

  11. Both of these cards are amazing Beate! The first is so sweet & I love the Vintage Vibe of the second!

  12. My goodness! This one is brimming with vintage goodness, Beate! Wow~


  13. Thank you for the tips. It helped me a lot.

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