Merry Monday Challenge Blog has been having a "One Layer" theme this week. I created this card, based on a design by Darlene DeVries at Live Love Cards.
I masked off a diagonal section on the front of my card with Post-It tape. Then I stamped the smaller flower from the "Mondo Poinsettia" set from Essentials by Ellen several times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, masking some of the flowers as I stamped. After removing the tape, I used my ruler and a black marker to draw a line on either side of my focal section. I colored the flowers with my Prismacolor colored pencils, blending the colors with Gamsol. Finally, I colored the background around the flowers with a green pencil, again blending with Gamsol.
For the greeting, I positioned the "Merry Christmas" from Hero Arts' "Joy to the World" set along the diagonal of the focal area. I stamped it twice (to get a good solid impression) in Versafine Onyx Black, using my MISTI to get precise placement. I finished the card by adding Diamond Stickles to the center of each flower.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Live Love Cards January challenge: "Pick Your Inspiration"
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #289: "Christmas"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: "Anything Goes"
Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion Challenge #296: "Anything Goes"