Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Live Beautifully Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart has a special paper pack, Live Beautifully,  to help us celebrate. You can see all the papers, a coordinating stamp set, and a Cut Above Layout Kit that makes five double page layouts. The flowers remind me of old English roses, my favorites!

When I looked at the Atlantic Hearts sketch today I suddenly saw  this card in the making. I hadn't yet used the back side of the pink roses, the white roses on light green. When I saw the roses were lined up and could be cut in a strip, I thought it would be the perfect element for the horizontal strip across the middle. I also thought the gold dotted overlay would work well to dress up  the green ombre paper. Here's the result:

 I enhanced the card with gold four ways: gold dot overlay, gold glitter gems, gold embossed sentiment, and white and gold fiber. The sentiment is part of the Sending Smiles (Cricut Bundle) stamp set.  The back of the green ombre paper is a pink ombre which I used for the center panel mounted on the black dotted mat, all from the Live Beautifully paper pack.

I fussy cut and popped up the pink roses, then I decided to cut out matching rose clusters to pop up over the ones on the green background. For more card ideas for Live Beautifully, you can see the one I posted last week here or follow the link of the label at the bottom of the post.

Thank you for visiting!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #193 - embossing (used heat embossed sentiment)
Always Fun Challenge #4 - Flowers
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #210
Make My Monday Challenge #45 - May Flowers
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #301 - Back to Basics: ditch the dies and fussy cut something
The Crazy Challenge #247 - Leafy Green , include leaves


Amber said...

Stunning card - the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts this week! ~Amber, DT

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome fussy cutting and great use of the sketch, Gorgeous card, Thanks for playing along with the Back to Basics challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

Sian said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Sue Reynolds said...

Vicky, what a beautiful card. I just did a card with Live Beautifully with this layout as well, and they are both so different, which I also share with ColorMyHeart Color Dare which is running a challenge the full month of May you may want to check on. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H and hope you come by for other May challenges and become a May Addict, after all you have all month to create.

Sue - said...

A really pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday.

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Donna said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh so pretty! Love the flowers and the soft pretty colours!
Thanks for fussing cutting with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week!!

Alyson Mayo said...

Vickie, this is just gorgeous! The Sea Glass paired with the pink and gold is a beautiful colour combination. There is just enough pink to set off the green and the gold adds a perfect accent without being overwhelming. It's a great sketch to start with and sometimes sticking to it is the best option. This is a terrific card :) Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Atlantic Hearts!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Love the papers and images you chose!Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic hearts sketch challenge!

Deena said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining the back to basics challenge at Shopping our Stash.