Sketch Challenge at AnnaBelles

Posted by on July 26, 2013 in Annabelle Stamps, Distress inks, Flowers, Happy Birthday Cards, Stamping | 5 comments

Hello. It’s time for another sketch challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps.


I decided to try something a little different for me…I used pattern paper as the base. I thought it fit in with the tree image quite nicely. This stamp set is called Tree-MEN-dous, but I love making it feminine by adding flowers! Oh how I long for spring…I am so sick of winter!

Happy Birthday Tree

Happy Birthday Tree - detail


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Tree-MEN-Dous stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Dotted Flowers stamp set

Ink: Memento Ink – Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Distress Markers – Pumice Stone, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Versamark – Watermark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps kraft cardstock, AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Carnation and Punch

Other Supplies: Crate Paper – 6x6paper pad, AnnaBelle Stamps Satin ribbon – Blossom, AnnaBelle Stamps 3mm pearls, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm hemp twine, AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, heat tool, Anti Static pillow, foam dimensionals, Hero Arts – Cute tag die, Cuttlebug, Ink blending tool, Glossy Accents, Vellum, Carl Craft small flower punch

Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles’ projects – their links are on my side bar.

Thanks for stopping by,


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  1. Fabulous Marion, love how you have turned this to the ‘feminine’ side lol.

  2. Marion, I just love this. Such an airy spring tag. Can feel the freshness.

  3. Perfect pp for the base, it really shows off the beautiful tag ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. …. I just fell off my chair… Marion… Did you say you used patterned paper?!!! LOL!! Obviously you did because your tag looks so bright and summery and gorgeous on top the said patterned paper! This card is stunning Marion, I love it!! Xx

  5. Simply gorgeous Marion! Love how you used a male themed stamp and turned it into something soooooooooooo pretty, those flowers are gorgeous! LOVE your design too!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

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