Saturday, April 7, 2018

Flower Trio for Atlantic Hearts Sketch

One of the blessings I'm thankful for is to be a part of this worldwide cardmaking community. There is a never-ending source of ideas for colors, techniques, and sketches. It allows our bit of creativity to grow so we can bless others with the result of our efforts. The sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch  this week is perfect for a birthday card I need for a friend. I was intrigued by the scallop design and thought it would be great for a scallop window cut out of a frame.

I also wanted a fun background for these flower outlines, so I decided to try inking my largest acrylic block and spritzing it with water to see the result.  I made several in different colors and this is my favorite. This one is made from the colors of the Gimme Some Sugar papers, Blossom, Juniper, and Tangerine. The pale spring-like colors looked good on a silver glitter paper background.

The second one came out brighter with the addition of a fourth color, Sweet Leaf. The colors were brighter and looked like they needed a gold glitter paper background.

The sentiments were stamped on die cuts from the Party Banners Thin Cuts. I wasn't sure I'd like them until I tried these. Now I love the way they add variety to the design. Before stamping, I creased them on their fold lines, opened them flat again, and using washii tape to hold them down flat and to mark the beginning and end of the stampable part.  I curved the second one by setting the clear block over the stampable part of the banner and attaching the stamp, curving it to match.

Thanks for visiting! May your crardmaking bless both you and the recipients of your creativity!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #216 - Female Birthday with a Sentiment
Craftaholics R Us #14 - Birthday Cards
Crafty Catz Challenge #411 - anything goes with colors of spring

5.5" x 4.25" card recipe:
Stamp - Many Congratulations (flowers), Hunting for Words (birthday)
Stamp pads and Reinkers - Blossom, Juniper, Tangerine, Sweet Leaf, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools - Thin Cuts Party Banners, MFT wonky stitch rectangle dies, Spellbinders large scallop rectangle dies, spray pens, acrylic block 4" x 5" and heat gun


Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.
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NJ Stamping Queen said...

Both of your cards are really lovely. I love how you created them with different glittered backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge--please join us again soon!
:) Marie

Lori said...

Both of these cards are so pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with us at AHSC! -Lori DT

Christine said...

The scalloped frame around the watercolored panel is awesome as is the watercolor itself. Great job with the sketch! Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
DT Member

samantha's cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create.

debby4000 said...

Two fabulous cards and those sentiment banners are brilliant finishing touches.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are pretty thanks for playing at agoac