With Love – True Beauty

Welcome to the weekend!

Given the time of year, many challenges are related to Valentine’s, Pinks and Reds and other Love related themes.  Keeping that in mind, I really like the idea of Galentine Cards.  Special cards for your girlfriends.

Several challenges today: Sketch and Technique – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s (#591); Color – Colorful Options (February); Themes – Stampin’ Up! Only (#319) and Global Design Project (#379); Subject and Materials – The Flower Challenge (#77); and Anything Goes – Jan’s Digi Stamps (January).

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Evening Evergreen cardstock.
  • Layer 1: (4” x 5¼”) Petal Pink and Gold Dotted patterned piece of paper from the Textured Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Layer 2: (3” x3”) Vellum textured with the Stitched Greenery Die.
  • Layer 3: (2½” x 3½”) Distressed Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper die-cut with the Fretwork die from the Chic Dies set.
  • Layer 4 – Sentiment Label: (2½” x ½”) Evening Evergreen cardstock scrap.
    • The sentiment, With Love, from the True Beauty stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Gold Embossing Powder.
  • Layers 5 and 6 – Decoration – Flower and accent Leaf: Blushing Bride, Evening Evergreen cardstock scraps and Distressed Gold Designer Series Paper scrap.
    • The Flower Base (Blushing Bride), the Flower Detail (Distressed Gold) and the Leaf (Evening Evergreen) were die-cut with additional dies from the Chic Dies set.

All layers (elements) were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  What a lovely card this turned out to be.  I know just which friend needs a pick-me-up and it is on its way!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you live in the United States, you can order your paper crafting supplies from my on-line store.  It is so easy. THANK YOU!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

11 thoughts on “With Love – True Beauty

  1. Exhilarating composition, Jolanda! The layers, the foil, the vellum, stitching… Thank you for sharing your glamorous creation with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy New Year! Hope you will join us again soon!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  2. Jolanda, what a beautiful interpretation of our Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s sketch and optional layering! I think the idea of a ‘galentine” card is great!! The colors you chose, the vellum, and the gold grid are all so wonderful together! Thank you for sharing your card and tips on how you made it!!! -Donna

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  3. Beautiful card, Jolanda! I love the touches of gold, they definitely make this card feel special, and I for sure want my gal pals to feel special because they’re awesome 🙂 Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

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