It’s time for another Timeless Tuesday challenge. Our hostess is Tammy and she asked us to be inspired by country living. I read country, pulled out the darling flower print from October Afternoon Sidewalks Paper and worked from there.

A 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of gingham paper from the Sidewalks paper was adhered over a 3 1/2″ x 6″ piece from the same paper pack. The bottom corners were rounded and all the edges were sanded. A paper doily was adhered to the left hand side and the edges of the paper were stitched.

A sentiment from Life Lines was stamped in  Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with an Ornate Artisan Tags & Accent die.  The center of the panel was sponged with Shabby Shutters Distress ink. Seam binding was tied around the paper before the sentiment panel was adhered over the ribbon and paper doily with dimensionals.

A solid butterfly was cut and embossed with a Wonderful Wings die and topped with an outline butterfly cut and embossed out of Solar White cardstock. The butterfly was topped with rhinestones from a Brown Finesse Rhinestone swirl and adhered slightly to the right of the sentiment panel. Part of that brown Finesse swirl was adhered to the upper left side of the sentiment. The layers were adhered to the card base, a 3 1/2″ x 12″ piece of white cardstock, folded in half.

Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
and February Guest Designer Tera Fujan

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.

40 Responses to “Timeless Tuesday – Inspired by Country Living”

  1. Wow, great card! Love the colors you used!

  2. Beautiful card, Beate. You made a wonderful creation to represent the country living theme. The doily is perfect.

  3. Very very pretty card Beate, just a very happy card!!!

  4. Beautiful, Beate! Love the layered butterfly and you’re sponged sentiment!!!! I always forget to do that….makes it pop!

  5. Such fun and colorful papers

  6. Very pretty and spring-like!!!

  7. All your different elements roll up to one gorgeous card! Love it!

  8. Beautiful – I just can’t get the hang of the rhinestones and I absolutely love them!! I wreck them everytime 🙁

    This is just gorgeous, TFS!

  9. Hi Beate –

    Beautiful card! It reminds me of a meadow in spring filled with flowers and butterflies fluttering by! I love it!
    Elaine Allen

  10. Hi Beate your card is BEAUTIFUL I love your butterfly!!~

  11. Beautiful long card Beate! The butterfly is the perfect finishing touch…hugs ~S~

  12. Very sweet card Beate! Love the framed sentiment paired with the pretty patterned paper and butterfly!

  13. This is so sweet and right on the country living inspiration, Beate! Love the pretty papers and paper doily. The butterfly is beautiful too.

  14. beautiful card! i love the colors

  15. GORGEOUS! LOVE the papers, LO, and butterfly!


  16. Love your papers and the doilie makes it look so vintage country. Very nice! Pat

  17. Darling, and beautiful! The October Afternoon papers are perfect!

  18. Great card that immediately conveys “country!–love it!

  19. So gorgeous!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

  20. This is just beautiful. Love the layers and that paper so reminds me of Spring!

  21. Very beautiful card Beate
    The colors are very nice, it’s spring

  22. I just adore that OA background paper, the butterfly is gorgeous.. beautiful card Beate!

  23. I love how you used those papers together. I have to see, I think I have that paper pad…Love the card in general too. You certainly captured the feel of country

  24. Beate, your cards are always so pretty and perfect! thanks so much for sharing your talents.
    stamping sue

  25. Gorgeous! I love the papers and the layout! Ready for Spring now!!

  26. Such a very pretty Springtime card x

  27. Love how you used the checks over that adorable flowered paper that is so sweet looking – Lovely butterfly, a very refreshing card.

  28. very pretty, love that combo of paper and the tag shape is so neat!

  29. Totally awesome Beate, wonderful choice of papers! Love to visit you.

  30. Beautiful country, combo, love the paper and beautiful butterfly. the paper reminds me of old flour sacks, used many years ago for material. thanks for sharing.

  31. What a fresh look and size of your card. Love the country feel and wonderful mix of elements and papers. Great card, Beate.

  32. Beautiful Beate!

  33. it’s a beauty, girl! yummy colors and design. beautiful card, Beate!

  34. Simply lovely card oozing with country charm. Love the mix of patterned papers.

  35. Now, how in the world did I miss this beauty? What a pretty card! Alice is right – Yummy is the perfect word for this one! Thanks for sharing, Beate! Another gorgeous creation!

  36. I love your long card with the pretty papers, doily, and butterfly!! So very beautiful, Beate!!

  37. Beautiful card!

    Team Craftwell

  38. Awesome spring card!! I love the non-standard shape!!

  39. Incredible creation, Beate. I love the doily and that butterfly is stunning!

  40. very pretty. very country’ish

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