Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #106

National Scrapbooking MonthClose To My Heart is celebrating National Scrapbooking Month and for this month only they have released a super cute paper pack and coordinating stamp set both called "Taste of Summer".  The paper pack is $8.95 and the D-size stamp set is $19.75 (both are plus shipping and taxes.)  I finally got to open up and play with my paper pack today and it is just so SUMMER!  The main feature on each page is summer fruit and berries in bright, bold colours with the flip side being a coordinating colour and complimentary pattern.
Using this weeks sketch from AHSC, this super fun paper and the Happy Everything (D1653) stamp set (which is an Operation Smile stamp set), I quickly came up with the bright and happy card.

Starting with the yellow background paper... this is not cardstock but the backside of the "lemon's" paper from the paper packet.  It actually has thin lighter yellow lines running down it and I put in thru my embosser using CTMH's Stripe embossing folder.  Unfortunately the lighter yellow lines do not show up in the picture but they are visible in person.  

I inked all the edges in Thistle ink and stamped my sentiment using Topiary.  My little bee is stamped in black and I coloured him in using my water colour pencils.  I stamped his little happy trail in Thistle and then used my Wink of Stella Brush in Shimmer to give some glittery highlights to his wings, trail and the flower centers. A few sequins from the Oceanside collection and a quick bow using Thistle Extra Thick Twine and my card is done.

Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate your comments.  Please 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. I love your bright and cheery card, Candra! Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  2. I love the bright yellow background, such a cheerful card! This is currently my favorite paper pack to work with!

  3. What a bright and cheery card- love that little bee buzzing by!

  4. Fun and cheerful and bright! The bee is just perfect!


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