Hello everyone! It's can't really be Friday, can it? OK, I guess it is. Goodness, this week has flown by. The good news is ... since it's Friday, the Operators at Stamping 411 have a new sketch and Saturday challenge for you! Here's our sketch for this week ... and the card I created using it as inspiration!
Isn't this fun? The diagonal nature of Layer Two provides all kinds of possibilities for extra pattern, color and texture in your card. I used Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence and Very Vanilla as my colors, along with the new Shades of Spring Designer Series Papers. The stamp set is Fifth Avenue Floral (fabulous) and I used 5/8" Certainly Celery Ribbon. If this doesn't make you think spring, I don't know what would!
To color in the flowers, I used the Floating Reinker Technique that was so popular a few months ago. I love this look and it's sooooooo much fun to do. When that color spreads across your cardstock, it's just like magic. You can read more about this technique HERE.
Here's the measurements:
- Layer One -- Card Base of Certainly Celery, cut at 5.5 x 8.5" -- fold in half and crease with the Bone Folder
- Layer Two -- Orchid Opulence cut at 4 x 5.25"
- Layer Three -- Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper cut at 3.75 x 5". I actually cut two pieces for this layer and then cut them again diagonally and put them together onto Layer Two with SNAIL adhesive. This way you can make two cards (one for you and one for a friend). Attach the ribbon across the bottom (secure to the back of the card) before attaching to the cardbase.
- Layer Four -- Orchid Opulence cut at 2.75 x 3"
- Layer Five -- Very Vanilla cut at 2.5 x 2.75". I stamped the sentiment from Well Scripted using Black Stazon Ink.
- Layer Six -- the fabulous flowers! I used Shimmery White Cardstock and stamped the flowers with Versamark Ink (be sure and use your Embossing Buddy). I sprinkled on Clear Embossing Powder and heat set them. The ink colors are Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant and Certainly Celery, applied with an Aqua Pen. Refer to the original post above for more information on this technique. I attached Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the flowers to attach them to the card. The only thing left is to add the bow.
That's it from me for now! I hope you'll stop over at Stamping 411 to see what the other Operators have been up to. And when you create your own project using this sketch, make sure to revisit us there and leave your name and information with Mister Linky so we can all enjoy your creation!
Thanks for looking, everyone ... and Happy Stamping!