Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #18

I missed a couple MLSC, but I’m back this week.  I’ve never done a card layout like this Tssc17_2 before, so until I had it figured out it was certainly a challenge.  The top part of the card is actually the inside-took me a few minutes to realize that the top part of the front is cut off…duh…

I missed my mother’s 75th birthday yesterday because I’m still staying at my daughter Missy’s, so decided to make her a special card.  Besides the layout being a challenge so were the materials since I’m still pillaging my daughter’s stash.  I couldn’t find a birthday greeting in her stamps, so used a sentiment from a retired SU! hostess set from last year (I think) called "Blooming with Happiness."




  • Blooming with Happiness (retired)


  • True Thyme (retired)
  • Cranberry Crisp (retired)
  • Marigold Morning (retired)
  • K & Company Classic K Margo Mat Pad
  • Whisper White


  • Tea Dye Distress Ink
  • Cranberry Crisp (retired)


  • Heidi Swapp paper distress tool
  • May Arts ribbon
  • Creative Impressions brads
  • Prima Essentials Urban paper flowers
  • sponge for distressing

I distressed all the cardstock and patterned papers with the distress tool, and inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I stamped the sentiment with Cranberry Crisp ink, inked the edge of the Whisper White with Cranberry Crisp ink, and then distressed all the layers of the sentiment with Tea Dye ink.

I tore circular shapes out of the patterned paper, and True Thyme and Cranberry Crisp103_0688  cardstock, inked the edges with Tea Dye ink, and layered them.  I mounted them about halfway up on the card front with Dimensionals.  I assembled the flowers, alternating the colors of the flowers and brads, and mounted them with Dimensionals as well.  I randomly stamped the seniment on the exposed part of the inside of the card (on the Marigold Morning) with Cranberry Crisp ink.  I really miss using this set of In Colors…

Be sure to check out Mary Jo’s (Technostamper) blog for more inspiration and to check out the other players!  If you desire to participate in any of the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenges you may do so by posting the link to your blog or gallery in the comment section on Mary Jo’s blog!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Love the colors in this!! Great Job!!

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