I find sketches a great way to jump start your creativity. For this challenge I went with the sketch on the right and stayed pretty true to the layout.
I started out with a brown card base and a piece of woodgrain designer paper which I ran through a striped embossing folder to add a little more dimension (see photo below). I used one of my all time favourite Flourishes stamp set, Hydrangea, for my focal image. I stamped the image onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured it with Copics and fussy cut it out. I popped it with 3D foam onto two cardstock squares that I cut with Spellbinders square dies, inking the the top square before removing it from the die. I added a little interest to the top left side of the brown square die cut by using the outer edge of the Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval on diagonally striped paper. I added a narrow strip of the diagonally striped paper to my fish tail banner and used the same paper for my sentiment. A button, some hemp and randomly placed little pearls completed the card.
The sentiments for the outside and inside of this card are from the stamp set Anemones.
Be sure to check out what the Design Team has come up with for this week's challenge and leave them some blog love while you are there:
- Allison Cope
- Cheryl Lea
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Katie Sims
- Connie MacFarlane (Guest Designer) - you are here