This card was created for a not so easy color challenge on Splitcoast a few weeks back. Soft Suede, Apricot Appeal and Almost Amethyst….I didn’t think I could do it, but I think it worked in this card.

I used Flourishes Beauty Within Stamp set. The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Solar White cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (G03, G07, BV20, BV23, Y21, Y23, E43, E44). The image was cut with Label 13 Nestabilities, layered on Soft Suede cardstock and cut around it to create the small layer underneath.


The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Soft Suede Cardstock folded in half. A 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Apricot Appeal Cardstock was embossed with Tim Holtz Damask Texture Plate and the edges were sponged with Wild Honey Distress Ink. The edges of a 1 3/4″ x 5″ strip of Whisper White cardstock were distressed and adhered to the upper part of the Apricot cardstock. The layers were stitched to a 3 15/16″ x 5 3/16″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.

A piece of Almost Amethyst Patterned paper (retired from Stampin’ Up!) was cut and embossed with Lattice Borderabilities and adhered over the the white paper strip and three Pearl Kaisercraft pearlswere adhered to the left side. A 3 3/4″ strip of White cardstock was cut with the other of the Lattice Borderabilities and stitched to a 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Amethyst patterned paper strip. May Arts Crochet trim as adhered over that strip.

The sentiment is from Beauty Within. It was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut with Petite Oval Nestabilities and adhered to the card front with dimensionals. White Taffeta Ribbon was tied into a bow and topped with a Recollections (Michaels) brad.

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.

10 Responses to “Beauty Within”

  1. Gorgeous girl! Wow! You worked those colours beautifully! LOL I was scared and did not even attempt it 😉

  2. Gorgeous card Beate!

  3. You certainly did do it!
    Beautiful Beate!

  4. Oh my, this is so gorgeous. Striking mix of colors and use of dies. What a fabulous design!

  5. Oh so pretty!! You are just so talented!

  6. Beautiful card. I would never have guessed you struggled with those colors, because you nailed it.

    BTW, I’ve been away from your blog for awhile so don’t know when you switched your picture. Wonderful picture and you look great in it!

  7. I’ll say you made that color combo work! LOVE the stained glass image – your coloring is beautiful and the die cuts and embossing really add a lot!

  8. Looks like you made this combo work with great style! Great job!

  9. There’s no stopping you! This is a fabulous card! You totally rocked the color combo… the coloring is amazing.

  10. Zauberhaft liebe Beate… wunder…wunderschön.

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

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