This stamp set and coordinating dies are a new addition to my stamping studio and they are titled Stitched Flowers from My Favorite Things company. I even had the chance to visit the flagship store- Awesome!- on a recent visit to Florida. What a beautiful store! What a treat to see samples and ideas and go shopping. Here is my submission for the card sketch challenge-MFTWSC375 and color challenge-#89. I think it works for both categories this week. I used Neenah white paper and colored the flowers and leaves with Copic markers. I love how the colors blend. I used a sentiment for the front and added lightly stenciled accents and a few Nuvo drop accents.
After watching an awesome video about creating an ombré blended effect on die cut words. Keeping the die cut words in place, color multiple words at a time using different shades of color. Great technique when you have to make many of the same card. I used a stencil for the colored background. I will continue to experiment with this awesome technique. I experimented with different color combinations and shading for the coloring.
I tried a different card sketch lay out for this card. It worked for the Viva La Verve February card sketch. I like adding a visual interest focal point and this time is was the paper doily. The painted flowers were from Art Gone Wild designed by Catherine Scanlon. I love her bold flowers and have several of her stamps. Always nice to have a card ready for any occasion. I stenciled the background using Distress Oxide ink.
I love making cards and paper projects for Valentine’s Day! I already had my cards ready to mail, but I kept finding new ideas to try. I was inspired to try this card layout after watching a video featuring this technique. Here is my try at using some new Distress Oxide inks in three colors and some stamped swirls. I might even add some sparkles yet. Then I found the weekly card sketch challenge from My Favorite Things #MFTWSC370. I die cut the heart, placed the inked piece behind it and then added the die cut word and word banner.