Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #64

Heat Wave!  It has been so hot the past several days which is always a pro and con for me.  I love sunshine (really who doesn't?) but here in the Alberni Valley when the weather channel says it will be 35'C it actually feels well into the 40's!  We have a thermometer on our back deck (in the shade) and over the past few days it has been reading at 43/44/45'C in the middle of the afternoon, that is hot, hurtful hot!  Thankfully we have a pool and tons of sunscreen.  To make matters worse, I have a "sun sensitivity" which makes even minimal sun exposure feel like hundreds of needles are stabbing me and I get red bumps that then turn into blisters.  This mostly happens on my arms so I am the girl who is wearing a long sleeve shirt or hoodie on a sunny day while searching for the small patch of shade that I can hide in...  thankfully there are lots of trees for me to hide under!
Now onto this weeks challenge from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  This one made me think!  So simple and I wanted to try to do something outside my norm...  easier said than done.

To make this card I used papers from the Balloon Ride Paper Packet and the stamp set from the Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop to create my flower using Crystal Blue and Creme Brulee ink.  For my sentiment I used the retired stamp set Card Chatter - Birthday (D1475) using Crystal Blue ink and all the sponge distressing was done using Cashmere.  I used Sorbet pigment ink for stamping the cute little flower on my canvas badge button (this is a long retired product but I love to use these little buttons to add a fun element to a project).
I remembered to do inside the card!

My Cricut got a workout with this card and all cuts were done using Art Philosophy. For the "bookends" the shape can be found on page 53 <square3>  and I cut the cashmere cardstock at 3.75"  and the patterned paper at 3.5".  I then cut the pieces in half to make the ends.  To build my flower I cut the pattern at 2.25" page 41 <circle3>, colonial white cardstock at 2" page 31 <circle2> and page 57 <flower3>at 1.5".

Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments.  Follow the link to check out all the great artwork submitted to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope you get inspired and decide to come play along!  We would love to see what you create and you might get voted as one of the top 3 cards of the week!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Love this, you really took this sketch to the next level, and made it fancy. Great work!

  2. Love your interpatation of this sketch ! This is awesome !

  3. What a cute Happy Birthday card, and I love that little stamped button! Send some heat my way please, it is cold and raining here today in New Zealand.


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