Saturday, April 1, 2017

Basket of Wishes

Hello again!  I had a chance to whip up a pretty quick card yesterday, using two of the Basket of Wishes images.  It's a fun stamp set because you have choices of baskets and contents to add, and since they are clear stamps, it made it pretty easy to line up the flowers after stamping the basket.

I used a water brush and a variety of Stampin' Up! reinkers to color the basket of flowers, after stamping with Basic Black on watercolor paper.  A light wash of Marina Mist ink was applied to the background and used a bit of Smoky Slate to ground the basket.  Once dry, I used a few Prismacolor colored pencils to deepen the darker areas and brighten up the yellow petals, then it was die cut it with one of the SU Stitched Shapes framelits and adhered to a Marina Mist scalloped circle.

The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  It was stamped on a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of Whisper White, first with Versamark, then Wild Wasabi, and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  To add the ribbon above, I put a piece of double sided tape on each side of the back of the panel and then wrapped it around to the other side.  Once I got the first one even, then the next two were a bit easier to line up.  After popping the focal point up on Dimensionals, I thought it needed just a little embellishment, so I dug out some retired Candy Dots to add below the sentiment.

The challenges at Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches provided the color and layout of my card.  I've added links below to both challenges, so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the wonderful inspiration!

Thanks for visiting! 


Product details
Stamps:  Basket of Wishes, Dragonfly Dreams (both SU)
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasbi, Marina Mist, Versamark
Other:  Daffodil Delight 1/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles Framelits, Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, Aqua Painter, Candy Dots, Prismacolor Colored Pencils


Kelly S. said...

Beautiful coloring! Love the yellow ribbon :)!

Kim S said...

Beautifully colored - with such dimension! Your lovely basket looks just right on the three strips of ribbon. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.