Sunday, April 27, 2014

If I Had a Single Flower...

I created a second card based on this sketch by Our Daily Bread Designs:

This time, I didn't do a Father's Day card, but rather a general love-themed one for Operation Write Home. This is my second card:

The stamps I used are the mid-size one from the Sweet William Singles stamp set by ODBD, and the greeting from Stampabilities (I believe). I used 3 different patterned papers from Teresa Collins' Fabrications "Canvas" 6x6" paper pad. I punched the pink border strip using Fiskars' "Lace" border punch.

I stamped the flower in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink onto watercolor paper, then colored it with 2 different shades of purple, using my Inktense and regular watercolor pencils. I stamped the greeting on one of the patterned papers with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink, then die cut & embossed it using this Spellbinders' die set. Since size was again an issue, and the next-largest die was too big, I created the mat for the greeting panel by tracing around the outside of the die I used, then cutting it out with scissors.

I tried matting the yellow patterned paper to match the background & greeting panels, but it was a bit overwhelming, so I ended up just inking around the edges with Faded Jeans Distress ink. This gave it enough definition to stand out without letting it take over the card. I assembled the card basically the same as the one in this post.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Our Daily Bread Design's "Sketch" challenge
Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Big Stamp" challenge (greeting stamp)


  1. A second beauty! You rocked this challenge Andrea! Again a fabulous use of paper and beautiful coloring! Some soldier will grab this one with its beautiful sentiment! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

  2. Lovely card the delicate colours are really pretty. Love the trim along the bottom and greats design too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  3. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

  4. Another gorgeous sketch card!!! I love the Sweet William to go with the sweet sentiment and the designer papers look great together!!!

  5. What a beautiful card Andrea!! So springy!! I so love the soft pastels and your soft coloring of the peony!! Beautiful take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining the Shining the Light challenge again this week!! I have loved seeing your creations!!

  6. Oh, Andrea, I agree - a second card for this week! It's beautiful, and I love your sentiment and use of the Sweet William flower! How wonderful to see TWO cards from you! So glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge, sweet friend!


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