I had a chance to spend some time stamping last night and decided to create a card using the Artistic Outpost Roses in Paris and Grunge Elements stamp sets along with ODBD Pierced Circles Dies and Chalkboard Collection 6x6 Paper (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).
I love to participate in online challenges and incorporated the Fab Friday #113 Sketch Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers CC637 Color Challenge and the Try It On Tuesday “FeatheredFriends” Challenge into the design.
If you have not had a chance to check out the Artistic Outpost blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so! Inspiration is posted each week on the AO Blog/ AO Facebook Page and the challenge galleries have gorgeous inspiration as well!
To create this card:
1). Ink the Roses in Paris background stamp with archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool and color the image using water-based markers and a water soluble graphite pencil.
2). Center and die cut/emboss the focal image with the Pierced Circles Dies (I also die cut a second circle from black cardstock to adhere behind the image for stability).
3). Create the background panel by pressing a bit of sugarplum ink onto a cellophane envelope, spritzing lightly with water and pressing the white cardstock into the ink, lifting and repeating as necessary (drying between layers with a heat tool).
4). Once you are satisfied with the background, ink the large splatter stamp from Grunge Elements with black soot distress ink, stamp onto the panel. Add additional splatter by diluting black soot ink with water (I used a craft mat) along with a paint brush to splatter around the edges. Trim the panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim again and mount onto the white card base.
5). Create the horizontal layers of the sketch – use a polka dot piece of Chalkboard Collection 6x6 Paper (I used a scrap), trim and mount onto a piece of black cardstock. For the banner layer, trim the piece of sugarplum cardstock, create the banner points and stamp the grid image from Grunge Elements with black soot ink over the panel. Mount onto black cardstock, trim and adhere both layers to the card front.
6). Mount the focal image die cut circle using dimensional foam onto the card front, add the black hemp twine bow and button along with a few black ebony crystal drops . Use a clear shimmer pen to add shimmer to the rose petals and an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the petunias.
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week, sweet friends!