Yay! It’s time for me to host at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I’ve created a sketch for you that’s very easy to work with, and I think it’s a no-fail design for a great card. I had an idea for what I was going to do with it when I drew it up, but the idea morphed into something else, as it often does.
I LOVE the Painted Petals suite… the stamp set, embossing folder and DSP are all awesome. I couldn’t ever get tired of this stamp set, and there are so many ways to use it. I added a little extra color to the flowers by first stamping with Pacific Point and then coloring the edges of the flowers on the stamp with Perfect Plum and stamped again. I strongly recommend purchasing the photopolymer version of this stamp set.
The background was created by adding three light stripes directly from the stamp pad onto the Spring Flowers embossing folder. This was done very quickly without a lot of concern of great coverage, because I wanted it to be subtle. The card stock was laid on the inked embossing folder, and I gently rubbed the paper with my fingers to pick up some color. I know you can’t tell in the photo, but I spritzed the piece with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritzer to give it gorgeous shine and soften the colors a little more. After the card stock was completely dry, I lined up the pattern on the embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.
One fussy-cut flower was added with a candy dot brad center. I love the extra shine from the silver rim of the brad. This card was a lot of fun, because it was one of those cards where you just let your creativity flow as you go, never knowing where it’s going to take you. Isn’t that the best part of creative time? 🙂
If you want to play along with the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week (I would love that SO MUCH), here’s my sketch for your starting point:
I can’t wait to see where your unbridled creativity takes you! Please stop over at Freshly Made Sketches to see what the ridiculously talented ‘Clean Team’ designed to get your Mojo cookin’.
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!