Another card I’ve created for World Card Making Day. My Favorite Things has a 3 part challenge and this is the third part, creating a Flower Power card. I had fun creating this as I combined it with their Color Challenge and their Sketch Challenge. What I’m particularly liking is this is pretty close to a one layer card (just the sentiment and bow are foam mounted).
To create my card, I started with an A2 card panel. I took a piece of A2 sized masking paper and using a rectangle die cut, I die cut a section out to fit the Sketch challenge. Using the masking paper that leaves the rectangle open, I placed the masking paper on my cardstock. I stamped my YOU and my flowers both from the first stamp set and card kit I purchased when I was getting back into stamping/crafting – Sketchy Flowers. I lightly ink blended a light pink into the rectangle. Next, I switch the masks around and stamp with green ink the leaves from the same stamp set and using a bit darker green, I lightly blend around the edges of the card. Using my Copic markers, I color in the flowers in pink shades completing them by dotting a white gel pen all over the flowers. My sentiment is stamped on a dark grey card stock with “Happy Birthday to” from the same stamp set (this was a great card kit I purchased). I’ve foam mounted the sentiment and added a glittery bow to finish the card off. The entire back panel is flat and I’ve added shading around elements to help give shadows and make it appear to be two pieces of paper. I am loving this technique; but am still a bit shy about how dark to go with the shadow colors.
I’ll be submitting this card to the following challenges:
- MFT World Card Making Day – Challenge #3 Flower Power
- MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge
- MFT Color Challenge #102
- and the Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day Blog