Sunday, November 5, 2017

Heart of Home

Welcome back!  This afternoon I am slipping in just under the deadline at Stamp Ink Paper with a card I made using the current sketch challenge.  I made it for one of my nieces who is getting married next Saturday. 

My card uses several components from the Simon Says Stamp November 2017 card kit (while the kit  is sold out, most of the items in the kit are available individually).  One of the swoon-worthy items in the kit was the dark brown embossed specialty paper that I used in the background.  While not a "traditional" wedding color, it is so gorgeous that I think it works well, plus I think my niece will appreciate something out of the ordinary.  Full disclosure, I CASEd Shari Carroll's card here (first card in the post), using the same papers and floral spray design but changed the layout to match this sketch.  I was in a real hurry to get this card made and in mail, so CASEing her card and using this awesome sketch really helped speed up the process.

I started by heat embossing some leaves and flowers from the Kind Flowers stamp set, did simple water coloring with some Daniel Smith watercolors, and fussy cut them.  Using a die cut scallop circle, I started the layering with a large flower and butterfly sticker, added a couple Darice Gold Leaf sequins, then layered on the fussy cut pieces and set it aside while I completed the card base.

The embossed specialty paper was layered on an Ivory card base, then vertical patterned paper panel edged with scalloped brush gold card stock was adhered on the right side of the card.  Lastly, the floral spray circle was added using foam tape.

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Product details
Stamps:  Kind Flowers (SSS)

Paper:  Brushed Gold, Ivory (SSS), Pebbles Heart of Home 6x6 patterned paper,  embossed paper from SSS Nov 2017 card kit
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Pebbles Heart of Home Accent Stickers, Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder, Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Palette, Scallop Border punch (ret. SU), Darice Gold Leaf sequins, Layering Circles framelit


stampwithamyk said...

Just beautiful! Love the collage look and your background paper is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful! ONE of these days, I am going to snag one of those kits! The elements you've assembled are just stunning! Thanks for playing along with our Stamp Ink Paper challenge this week! I always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!