Here’s a quick Sunday afternoon post for you. This is been such a fun day! I’m working on my Craft Project Central project for February, and while it’s “between phases,” I decided to post my entry for the Creating Pretty Cards sketch challenge at Craft Project Central.
Here’s the sketch from Monika.
At first, I thought, “Wow. This is going to be tough.” I was going to use Bloomin’ Love or the Bloomin’ Hearts thinlits, but when I checked the other entries, Christy Fulk had already used that. And I didn’t want to use the same set as Christy, because she’s amazing and I didn’t want to have my card compared with hers. Do take a peek at the entries; you’ll see what I mean. It’s a fabulous card! In fact, all of the entries so far are awesome. Yapha Mason’s card is especially clever, I think.
I’ve been playing a lot with the Rose Wonder stamp set, and I thought that might be fun. So here’s what I came up with.
I love yellow roses, so I decided to take a little break from pink. I stamped the flowers in Versamark on Whisper White card stock, then embossed with silver powder. I used sponge daubers and Cucumber Crush, Wild Wasabi, Hello Honey, and Daffodil Delight to color the flowers, then cut them out with paper snips. (Yeah. I fussy cut them.)
Now – the background. My go-to has always been Gorgeous Grunge, but that looked too much like the sketch. So of course I grabbed Timeless Textures. (Seriously, why do I even bother putting that set away?) I stamped the grid in Smoky Slate and the splatters in Cucumber Crush and Pool Party.
The little Papillon Potpourri butterfly is silver embossed on So Saffron card stock. I used the inky sponge daubers from the flowers to add a little Hello Honey and Cucumber Crush accents.
The final touches – a sentiment from Happy Happenings stamped in Basic Gray Archival ink, and some silver metallic thread behind the rose. Since the image was a little larger than I wanted, I lopped off the bigger set of leaves and added them back in a little different spot and under the bloom.
Now -go try out that challenge! For every 10 entries, one is randomly chosen to receive a free one-month subscription to Craft Project Central. Designers’ entries count in the total, but we can’t win – so your chances are very good. And the projects this months are fabulous! (Ok, they’re always fabulous. So you’ll want a subscription!)
Hope you had a beautiful weekend! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.