Monday, January 24, 2022

Artfully Composed for #FMS519 & #JAI587

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Well my friends, today's card is one of those cards :)    Have you ever finished a card and it doesn't look quite like you imagined it would?  Well that was this card for me today  :)  I love the look of the Artfully Composed Suite, I was drawn to it, maybe because I want to push my creativity a bit with the big bold shapes.  I hope my card inspires you to create and play with colour and shape.    

Today's card is created for two challenges.  The Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #519 - a beautifully simple sketch from Jen T  - and - the Just Add Ink Challenge #JAI597 - 'Choose Two'  Let me break it down for you.  #FMS519 has offered the sketch, #JAI587 has offered the elements, I've chosen to use Twine and a Fancy Edge to my card.  Please click on the images from #FMS519 & #JAI587 to visit their blog posts, and soak in the inspiration!

Click the image to visit the #FMS519 blog post 

Click the image to visit the #JAI587 blog post

And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Petal Pink card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2  folded portrait orientation)

4 x 5 1/4 Petal Pink Cardstock (CS) layer

3 3/8 x 3 Basic Black CS layer

3 5/16 x 3 15/16 Petal Pink CS layer *A smidge smaller than the Basic Black layer

Scraps of CS for the Tropical Layers Dies:  Basic Black; Pool Party; Shaded Spruce; Mint Macaron & 3/4 x 1 5/8 inch strip of Basic Black for the sentiment.

Artfully Composed Suite

Petal Pink Ink

Adhesive Sheets

*** Click here to shop the 2022 January - June Mini Catalogue for the supplies to create this card

Assembly & Trix:

*  Die cut the edge of the Petal Pink layer and a strip of Basic Black CS then adhere together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)  

*  Die cut the leaf images with the adhesive, and adhere the colours together as shown.  ***Trix, I used adhesive on the top layer of each die cut, but used glue to adhere the dies to the Petal Pink CS layer.

*   Trim the excess of the die cuts from the Petal Pink layer and adhere to the Basic Black layer with glue.  Then adhere to the card base with glue.

*  Heat emboss the sentiment and adhere Basic Black Twine to the back of the sentiment with Stampin' Seal.  Adhere the sentiment to the card base with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and embellish with Black Matte Dots.   

*** Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your order is $60 or greater, then I can send you a little thank you in the email the following month with your thank you card.  January's Host Code is VWEZDEJ4    

*** And its,.....

time for free stamps & paper :)

Click the image to see all the Sale a-bration products available

*** What is Sale a-bration and how does it work?

Sale a-bration  is a customer appreciation sale to kick start your year of creating!  For every $60 you spend, you earn either a free stamp set or pack of paper, this is called Level 1.  If you spend $120 you can choose two Level 1 items - or- choose one Level 2 item, maybe a combo of a stamp set and coordinating Designer Series Paper  such as the Friendly Hello set.  Enjoy shopping and choosing your free products!

Enjoy & have a super day!


  1. Fabulous greenery! Great foliage spray. Thank you for sharing at FMS!

    1. Thx so much for the kind comments and creating the challenges to play along with! 🙂

  2. This is such a wonderfully striking card with bold elements and colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thank you Karren for your thoughtful, kind words! Thx for the opportunity to play in the challenge! 🙂

  3. I love all the layers you have used to card this leafy scene. Chantell Just Add Ink

    1. Thank you so very much Chantell, it was fun to create! Thank you for the opportunity to play 🙂

  4. What a striking card, I love that black against the Petal Pink. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

    1. Wow, thx so much Fiona for your lovely comment and visiting my blog! thank you for the terrific challenge!

  5. Love your bold greenery against the soft pink card, great use of the elements of the challenge! Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink!

    1. Thx so very much Joanne for your lovely compliment. Thank you for the inspiration!🙂


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