Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunflower Madness :-) Monochromatic Fun


Hi Stampers! 

I love this week’s Just Add Ink JAI158 sketch challenge and from the moment I saw the sketch, I wanted to use My Digital Studio (MDS) with the Sunflower background image to create this card.   

I just love how you can re-size the images in MDS (especially the large background stamps) and since I chose to use black, gray and white, this card also qualifies the Splitcoaststampers’ Try A New Technique TLC422 Challenge- Monochromatic Madness

Again, if you have not had the time to visit either site, I encourage you to do so- wonderful examples to inspire your creativity!!

To make this “hybrid” card:

Print an image of the Sunflower Stamp Brush Set from My Digital Studio (MDS) onto Whisper White (again, re-sized to fit the card- love it!!) and cut the image out with a Circle Cutter.  Also cut another circle the same size from Basic Black cardstock to layer behind the image.   Cut both circles/images in half and layer the Basic Black behind the sunflower image so that just a bit of the black border shows.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock.   Add the Designer Paper layers per the sketch, the sunflower image and the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow.  Mount this entire panel onto Basic Black cardstock and again onto a Whisper White card base.

Add the printed sentiment (again using MDS and the 1” Square Punch to create the banner points) along with the colored Pearls to finish off the card.  *** Hint-  use a Black permanent marker to color the Pearls- instant Black Pearls :-))  ***


Quick and easy- I think I am getting hooked on these "hybrid" cards :-)

Stamp Sets:  Sunflower, Loving Thoughts (both MDS)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Lacy BrocadeTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Punches- 1” Punch (for banner points), Pearls, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired)


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you enjoy this card (I had fun making it!!)

4 comments:

Nikki Spencer said...

Oh my! This is absolutely gorgeous Julie. A classic Black & White combo, so elegant. Thank you for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow! This is totally stunning and so elegant Julie! I'm in love with this card! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Christine Blain said...

This is a beautiful, elegant, sympathy card Julie. Nice work, with MDS! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

inkeverywhere said...

Wow this is a beautiful card. I think it is lovely for a sympathy card but could be used for several special occasions. Chantell JAI

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