Beautiful Day – An Open Heart

The Weekend!  Welcome back.

Three challenges today.  The Card Concept (#195b) Garden Birds and I Spy with My Little Eye (#3) – Something with Wings.  Bringing my ideas together, the Atlantic Hearts (#526) Sketch.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Accent Panel: (3¾” x 5⅛”) Early Espresso cardstock die-cut with the largest Rectangle die from the Deckled Rectangles Dies set.
  • Background Panel: (3” x 4¼”) Pickled Pine patterned piece of paper from the retired Wood Textures Designer Series Paper pack die-cut with another of the Rectangle dies from the Deckled Rectangles Dies set.
  • Focal Panel: (3” x 4¼”) Vellum also die-cut with the Deckled Rectangles Die.
    • The Berry Branch image from the retired An Open Heart stamp set was stamped on the left with retired Soft Suede ink.
    • Once dry, the Berries were colored on the reverse side with the Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party Stampin’ Write Markers.
    • The sentiment, there is something beautiful in every day, from the retired Beautiful Thistle stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Copper Embossing Powder.
  • Focal Shape – Garden Bird: Basic White cardstock scrap.
    • The Bird image also from the An Open Heart stamp set was stamped with Soft Suede ink.
    • The Bird was colored with Crumb Cake and Pool Party ink using a Blender Pen.
    • The Bird was fussy-cut with Paper Snips.

All elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  A cut and fringed (4¼”) piece of retired Natural Finish Ribbon was added and the Bird was popped up with Dimensionals.

Loving the Naturals look of this pretty greeting card.

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

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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.

7 thoughts on “Beautiful Day – An Open Heart

  1. Really lovely nature inspired colors. A beautiful card and sentiment. Thank you for sharing at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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  2. So very pretty, I love this! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

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