It’s time for the new Card Concept #34 "Pretty Paper Packaging" Challenge!
I decided to create a card with a Mixed Media background using Gelatos® inspired by the colors in the photo, and of course, add flowers (so thankful Spring is here and Summer is on the way!) :-)
I decided to combine our Card Concept challenge with the Splitcoaststampers’ SC522 Sketch Challenge (see details here and gallery here).
The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media.
So I hope you have time to gather your supplies together and come join in on the fun!!
To create this card:
Apply a layer of Gesso® to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and allow to dry (I prefer to use my Heat Tool to speed up the process).
On your craft mat, apply Faber-Castell Gelatos®, apply water and add additional Gelatos® until the desired color is achieved.
Use a damp paper towel along with the Balzar Designs® Mini Punchenella Stencil to remove a bit of the Gelatos®.
Ink the background stamp, Dictionary using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and randomly stamp across the panel, distress the edges using the Distressing Tool and use a Sponge Dauber to apply Calypso Coral Classic Ink.
Mount the panel to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, distress the edges using the Distressing Tool and adhere to the Basic Gray card base.
Stamp the flowers from Flower Shop using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, use an AquaPainter™ with Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Ink to add color to the petals, with a Smoky Slate Stampin' Write marker to darken the flower centers and fussy-cut the images out.
Use the Big Shot™ with the retired Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of retired Baja Breeze cardstock (ink the interior of the folder with Midnight Muse Classic Ink before inserting the paper).
Cut the panel using the My Favorite Things (MFT) Stitched Rectangle Die and mount onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock.
Add the crochet lace trim along with the ½” Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon to the top and bottom of the panel, mount onto the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and adhere the flowers.
Stamp the sentiment using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, punch out using the Word Window Punch and mount to the card front.
Use the Faber-Castell® White Pitt Pen marker to add highlights to the flower centers and add the Pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Dictionary, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Stāz-On Jet Black, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Midnight Muse; Faber-Castell® Gelatos®- Guava, Metallic Melon, Cotton Candy, Metallic Iced Coffee, Faber-Castell® White Pitt Pen marker
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Whisper White, retired Baja Breeze
Accessories: Gesso®, Balzar Designs® Mini Punchenella Stencil, Big Shot™, retired Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Distressing Tool, Word Window Punch, Pearls, retired 1/2" Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, crochet lace from my stash
Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful week and come play along!