Friday, May 12, 2017
Pretty Potted Florals
I have another quick CAS Mixed Media card to share using the Pretty Potted Florals Clear Stamp Set (designed by NinaB Designs) and the Long Stemmed Silhouettes Clear Stamp Set (designed by Korin Sutherland)- both available from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.
I decided to incorporate the CAS(E) This Sketch #221 Sketch Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers' CC634 "Bye-Bye, So Long" Color Challenge (use 2,3,4,5 or all 6- I used all 6 colors) and the Word Art Wednesday #282-283 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
Again, if you have not had a chance to visit the challenge sites or SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Ink the floral image from Pretty Potted Florals using archival black ink and stamp onto white cardstock. Watercolor the image with water-based markers and die cut with a stitched rectangle die. Mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.
2). Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” for the background, use sponge daubers with dijon ink along with a flourish stencil to lightly stencil the background panel and around the floral image.
3). Mask off the vertical element of the sketch and apply picket fence distress stain over the stenciling on the background (to tone down the color and create a muted background). Score along the masked edge before trimming the panel.
4). Layer the horizontal scored strip onto black cardstock, mount the split background panel onto the black card front and adhere the layered horizontal strip.
5). Ink the sentiment from Long Stemmed Silhouettes with embossing ink onto black cardstock and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Once cooled, create the banner points and mount onto the floral image panel.
6). Adhere the floral image layered panel onto the card with dimensional foam and use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the petals as well as the background (difficult to see in the photo).
7). Finish off the card with a pearl in the center of the flower.
Thanks again for stopping by- I hope I have inspired you to pull out your supplies and create something this weekend. Hugs and have a great week, sweet friends!