Saturday, January 19, 2019

Love Always

Hello, crafty friends!  I hope you're having a good weekend!  I have a card to share with you that I made for the pink and gray color challenge at The Flower Challenge, the CAS challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and finally I used the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

For starters I stamped the flower and leaf images on white card stock, colored with pink and gray Copic markers and die cut with the matching dies.  The flower centers were colored with gray but a lot of the definition was lost, so I decided to use a metallic silver gelly roll pan to add some dots. 

I followed the sketch by creating a square card, layering a 5 x 5" square of white woodgrain card stock on a base of the same size.  I had been mulling over what to use for the smaller square layer because I wanted the woodgrain to show and landed on the idea of using vellum rather than patterned paper.  The embossing still obscures the woodgrain underneath but the white on white look seems to allow the woodgrain pattern to shine.  

For the horizontal piece I found a scrap unused from a prior project.  It had been embossed with leaf images, which I thought worked perfectly with the rest of the card.  I used a scallop border punch to add scallops to the bottom.  The flowers and leaves were then layered on a white scallop circle and the small sentiment popped up with foam tape.  After everything was adhered I decided the card needed a final touch of a few sequins and I was pleased to find some pink and gray ones in my stash.

Thanks so much for visiting, it's always appreciated.  Be sure to use the links above to check out all three challenges!


Product details
Stamps:  Perfectly Perfect (Altenew), Small Phrases (Verve)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White #110 and #80, Woodgrain (Ellen Hutson), Slate (SSS), vellum
Ink:  Gina K Amalgam, Basic Gray (SU)
Other:  Perfectly Perfect matching dies, Layering Circles die (SU), Leaves and Polka Dot embossing folders (SU), Vintage Chic sequins (SSS), Sakura Silver Metallic Gelly Roll pen
Copics:  RV 25, 23, 21, 00; N 6, 4, 2, 0


Ivana Camdzic said...

I love this gorgeous card, Stef! So happy to have found your sweet blog. Thank you so much for your visit and sweet note over on my blog for the Pinkfresh release! Sending many crafty hugs! xo

Nora Noll said...

This is so lovely!! I like the texture you have on this card and your beautiful coloring of the blooms!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I love the beautiful backgrounds you created for these gorgeous flowers, fabulous textures and design.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.

Amy O said...

Gorgeous flowers with beautiful coloring. Love all of the pretty texture too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love your coloring on those pretty flowers and the vellum is a great idea for the square element in the sketch. TFS

Cara said...

This is just gorgeous, love the texture of the embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge. Cara DT x