Festive Friday #0081 - Earth Day

 It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and a Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge #FF0081 Earth Day

Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you! 

For today's challenge I selected blue, earth/globe and ombre to create this pretty card featuring the Beautiful World Stamp Set.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create.

I created my ombre background using a Sponge Brayer and Pacific Point ink.  Check out my Youtube Video to learn more about how I created this effect. 


  1. Cut Pretty Peacock cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Brass Foil 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Shimmer White cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (you will trim this after creating the ombre effect)
  4. Use a Sponge Brayer and Pacific Point ink to create ombre effect.  Ink up brayer and start at one end and move up the piece of cardstock.  Re-ink and repeat until you get the depth of colour that you want.
  5. Trim piece to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".
  6. Let dry completely before embossing!
  7. Stamp sentiment using Versamark.
  8. Apply Gold Embossing Powder and heat.
  9. Adhere to Brass Foil piece using Stampin' Seal.
  10. Adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  11. Cut out globe stand and globe from Brass Foil.
  12. Cut out background circle from Pretty Peacock cardstock.
  13. Adhere globe to circle using Multipurpose Adhesive Glue.
  14. Adhere to the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  15. Adhere globe stand using Multipurpose Adhesive Glue.
  16. Adhere Gold Glitter Embellishments

You can order all of the products you need to make this card in my Online Store using the Supply List at the bottom.

Check out my Youtube Video and get some tips and tricks on making this card!  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you get notified when I post videos!

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

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    1. Your background is beautiful and I love that globe! I need to get that set out again! Lovely card, Melva!

    2. Beautiful, Melva! Your ombre effect is stunning. I love how the brass globe "pops" against the Pacific Point. Have a wonderful weekend!


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