I’ve never been great about combining challenges, so I’m pretty darned pleased with myself today for having incorporated three challenges into this little card.
First, the sketch is Card Patterns Sketch 62. Round cards are really fun to make once in a while. The flowers on the card meet the criteria for Stamp Simply #137 “April Showers Bring May Flowers” 3-D flowers theme as featured on the No Time to Stamp? blog. Finally, Week 50’s challenge is to use animals on the Allsorts Challenge Blog. This week’s sponsor is DigiStamp Boutique, which is where I got the image I used on my card.
The beauty of digital images is being able to size them according to one’s needs. I used a much larger image for this card. You will also note I flipped the image, which tilted the bear’s head to the right to accommodate the spiral roses on the left. I initially colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS but ended up going over the flowers, leaves, and bow with markers to brighten them up and better coordinate with my papers. I even managed to find a spot for a short sentiment that gets the message across. While it is a lot busier than most of the cards I make, it’s kinda cute, and it was a fun card to make.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Juniper, Tulip, and Olive cardstock; Key To My Heart papers (retired); Tulip and Bamboo ink pads; Tulip, Juniper, and Olive markers; DigiStamp Boutique Coco w/Roses digital image; Say it in Style stamp set; Martha Stewart Five-Leaf Branch punch; Prismacolor pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive; Sponge dauber; Glue Dots; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.
So far, so good today. My workday was pleasant, and husband made dinner, which suited me just fine. After doing a few chores, I’m going to play around in my corner for a while and then turn in early.
Enjoy your evening, friends!