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)