It’s Wednesday and time for another delightful challenge from The Card Concept!:
Isn’t the inspiration photo delightful? I adore it! I was so inspired by the blended colors and the white details. I’m also inspired by the obvious subject matter, but having made several butterfly cards recently, I decided to use flowers instead…I know, that’s quite a shock to you! (If you follow my blog at all, my choice of flowers is not really very shocking at all, lol)
I must apologize to you and admit that I quite forgot my design category when designing this card. I was so wrapped up in the blended colors that everything else quite flew right out of my head! But aren’t the flowers wonderful? They’re from a never before used set called Scribble Flowers by MFT Stamps. I had so much fun playing with color combinations for this card. I used a simple ‘rock and roll’ technique to create them. I stamped my flowers in their main color and then cleaned the stamp off. I then inked the stamp up again in the second color, but this time I rolled the stamp through the ink, inking up only the outside edge of the stamp and then applied it on top of my stamped image. It didn’t need to be perfect as I knew I would use the scribble die to add detail to the top.
I cut a frame out using MFT Stamps Rectangle Frames and popped it up onto a pattern paper background. I stamped the flower stems and leaves in a soft color so that I could add my sentiment in the same bright ink as I used on the largest flower. I added the blooms to the stems using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the effect the layering gives the card. I HAD to add a few dots of color to finish the card off.
Everything except the dots falls under the ‘clean and graphic’ definition, I’m a rebel so the dots are staying…sorry!
Please be inspired by the designs from the rest of The Card Concept design team, they are soooo talented!
Wishing you joy and blessings!
Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper: Simple Life by Echo Park
Ink: Audrey Blue & Green Apple; Cotton Candy & Doll Pink; Sunshine & Orange Peel by Simon Says Stamp for the flowers and Cobblestone by SSS for the stems and leaves. The sentiment is stamped in Doll Pink.
Stamps: Circle Scribble Flowers and Peaceful Flowers (sentiment) by MFT Stamps
Dies: Circle Scribble Flower, Stitched Rectangle Frames by MFT Stamps and Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!
Tools: MISTI by My Sweet Petunia
Embellishments: Epoxy Dots by Queen & Co.