Today is Silke and my first Flourishes Friday Focus post. It is time for a sketch challenge. I used an image from the Nasturtiums set and a sentiment from the Fuchsias in Bloom set.  Both sets are on the retirement list and won’t be available much longer.

I started by cutting and embossing a piece of white cardstock with the soon to be released Card Creator Matting B Basics (3rd smallest die). I stamped the big image from Nasturtiums in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the piece while the die was still over it. I stamped part of it again so I could cut one flower off and overlay it on the main image. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Y21, Y23, Y35, Y38, YR07, YR09, G40, G43, G46, BG000, BG01) and adhered to a piece of cardstock cut and embossed with the third largest Card Creator Postage Edges die.

A piece of My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doody Paper was cut and embossed with the third smallest of the Card Creator Matting A Basics die. The paper was sanded and the edges were stitched before it was adhered behind the image layers.

The layers were adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest Postage Edges Card Creator die. The layers were adhered to the card base,  a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of green cardstock, folded in half.

A 4 1/4″ long strip of white cardstock was cut and embossed a Classic Edges One die and a Classic Decorative Insert Five die. Ribbon was tied around the top  before the strip was adhered to the card base.  The ribbon was topped with a button. Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and a few small rhinestones finish off the card.

If you are interested in winning the two “soon to be retired” Flourishes set I used for this card, just add your url to the Mr. Linky underneath. I will pick a winner on Monday with the help of

Check out what the other design team members have created with this sketch:

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


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

35 Responses to “Flourishes Friday Focus – Sketch Challenge”

  1. Those stamps are soo pretty!!! Thanks for having the give-away, Beate!

  2. What a fun card. Love the image and your coloring is perfect. What a wonderful give-away! Hope you are having a good week and I love your new hair cut!

  3. Beautiful card Beate. I love the bright colors and the layering. Have a great weekend. Hugs! Mojca

  4. Beautiful creation for the sketchy challenge! Thanks for the chance to win these sets.

  5. Hi, Beate…love the die cutting you used on this card…so fresh and pretty! Gorgeous stamp set. I’d love to enter, but I don’t have a blog. Have a great weekend!

  6. Beate, this is gorgeous! I love how you’ve coloured the image! Looks like it took a long time!! Fabulous card!

  7. I love how you used those fanulous new dies, Beate, and as always, your colouring of those nasturtiums is beautiful. Super layout, too x

  8. Hi Beate!! So Beautiful card!
    God Bless 🙂

  9. Absolutely beautiful! Love, love, love nasturtiums!

  10. Beautiful card! Such bright, summery colours! Thank you also for the candy opportunity!x

  11. Hello!

    Beautiful coloring of the flowers! I love the black on white accent! Wishing you a happy weekend! We have 103 again here today in this part of WI! Hope you have cooler weather!


    Barbara Diane

  12. Beautiful card. Pretty colors.

  13. Lovely card. I love nasturtiums.

  14. Beautiful card as always Beate, thank you for sharing and for the chance to win this pretty stamps. Have a lovely weekend!

  15. Vibrant and pretty Beate!

  16. What a beautiful card, Beate!! I’m saving up to get the Card Creator Dies…they look fabulous!

  17. Love the brightness of this card. I also love nasturtiums and my garden is bustling with their bright colors.
    Jan Marie

  18. Beautiful card and a great stamp set. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  19. So pretty Beate!

  20. Love what you did with the stamps and with the new S/binders. Thanks for the chance to win the retiring sets. Happy weekend.

  21. Beautiful card and fabulous sketch. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Love the bright colors. the layering and the new card creator die. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  23. What stunning flowers, Beate!! The entire card is gorgeous!! I love the ribbon too!! So beautiful and inspiring!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  24. So beautiful Beate! Your coloring looks awesome too! Have a great weekend…hugs ~S~

  25. The Floral Oval is one of my favorite spellbinder dies. Love your card. The flowers are beautifully colored. Thanks for the chance to win them!

  26. Fabulous card and sketch, love both of them!!!

  27. Beautiful card–love your coloring and layering of the flowers.

  28. You color so beautifully Beate. I wish I had just a little bit of your talent. I’d love to have one of your cards. Thank you for the giveaway. I hope I entered correctly.

  29. So pretty, I just love those colors, such lovely coloring and like the dimension you gave to it and love that die cut border with it!

  30. These are beautiful, what a great sketch, I must find time to play!

  31. Very pretty! I like the yellow and orange color combination you used for the flowers!

  32. your coloring just makes the image pop! and i am drooling over the postage edges. gorgeous card! hope you have a wonderful weekend! =)

  33. Beautiful bright card, Beate! Your coloring is fabulous! Love the border with the rhinestones!

  34. I have always loved this Nasturtium set…I have some just starting to blossom right now. Beautifully done Beate, especially the veining in the leaves!

  35. LOVE how fresh and summery this is Beate! Beautiful colors and accents!

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