Saturday 24 April 2021

Hydrangea Hill Sketch Challenge - Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop

 Hi Everyone,

Today's card is one that I have made for the Ink Stamp Share Blog hop which this month is a Sketch Challenge. Sketch Challenges are great for giving you inspiration for new layouts or to get your crafty mojo going and there are lots to find on Pinterest.  I'm still on a mission to use up things that are retiring soon so have used my last scraps of Hydrangea Hill, Well Written dies and Triple Banner, Small Bloom and Confetti Flower borders which are all retiring too - so sad!! But, there are lots of new goodies coming our way so no need to be sad for long. This is the sketch that we are following.


1 piece of highland heather card stock 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
2 pieces basic white card stock 3 7/8" x 5 5/8"
2 pieces of contrasting dsp (Hydrangea Hill) 1 7/8" x 5 5/8" and scraps for banner and flowers
Scraps of gold foil for the banner and die cut and small flowers
Well Written dies
Approx 6" piece of gorgeous grape ribbon
Stampin Cut and Emboss machine
Small Bloom punch
Confetti Flowers Border Punch
Triple Banner punch
Multipurpose adhesive
Simply Scored
Bone folder


On the long side, score the highland heather card at 4 1/8" and fold and burnish to make the card base.

Adhere the two pieces of dsp to one of the white card pieces, butt them against each other so they meet up in the middle.

Add the ribbon over the join in the dsp and fix on the reverse with a piece of sticky tape.

Adhere this layer to the card front leaving a border all around the edges.

Cut a strip of the dsp and gold foil to approx 1" x 4" and punch one end with the triple banner punch.  Lay the dsp one over the top of the foil, leaving a small layer of the gold showing at the banner end and glue together. Adhere the banner to the card front so that the top of it is level with the top of the dsp layer.

Punch out 4 flowers with the small bloom punch and several of the confetti flowers in gold foil.  Adhere the larger gold flowers to the centre of the dsp ones and give the flowers some shape in the palm of your hand.  Add three of them to the bottom of the banner in a cluster.  Add 3 of the tiny flowers in a line above the ribbon.  

Die cut the word 'friend' from the Well Written dies in gold foil and adhere to the card front just below the ribbon.  Add another small flower as the dot on the 'i'.

Adhere the remaining basic white piece on the inside and add a dsp flower in the bottom right hand corner to decorate the inside.

I hope that you like my interpretation of this sketch challenge.  Click on the button below to see what  Cindy has made and then follow the hop for lots of inspiration.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen X

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  1. So sad the Well Written Dies are already gone. Pretty card.

  2. Very pretty take on this sketch! I love that little floral punch!

  3. Lovely color combination, thanks for sharing

  4. Very pretty, I like how you flipped the sketch.

  5. Thank you everyone, I really appreciate your lovely comments xx

  6. A gorgeous card Karen. Have a good week xx

  7. Such a pretty, dainty looking card Karen, love it x

  8. Beautiful card Karen, really pretty, thank you for sharing x

  9. Stunning card Karen, thanks for sharing.

  10. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments xx