Paper Craft Crew 290 – Hero Arts – Hero Florals Rose Stem
Welcome back to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge.
I sort of did this at the last minute, so I ended up staying up all night finishing this card and writing the blog post. And then I tried to update some things on my blog, ended up breaking it, having to reload it from the backup, and LOST the whole post and had to redo it…yawn! Anyway, since I was rushing to get something done, I just grabbed a set I had on my desk that I bought last week, Hero Florals Rose Stem. I wanted to use some woodgrain paper from Simon Says Stamp that I bought because my teammate Tenia Nelson uses it a lot, and I had bought it and stuck it in my stash. The funny thing is that Tenia also used a similar floral image for her card for this challenge, but I didn’t see her card until after I had made mine, so total coincidence! I’m also playing in the Put a Flower on It Challenge on A Blog Named Hero! Lookie:
I did things a bit differently than I usually do. I started out by stamping on Neenah Solar White and coloring with Copic markers. I then used my Brother ScanNCut 2 to cut the image out, but because the lines of the image are not solid all the way around, it cut off parts of the leaves. So I decided I didn’t have time to do it over, so I cut off all the stems and leaves from the image, and then I stamped the image on the woodgrain paper. I colored those in with Copics, then used some Distress markers and the Color Spritzing tool to add some color around where the image was. I ran a wet brush over this and got a soft wash along with the speckles from the spritzer.
I popped the original image up over the top of the woodgrain image using some fun foam. I added a sketchy line with the Pumice Stone Distress marker behind the stems, buds, and leaves. It really adds a cool look, and I’m going to play with this idea again sometime!
I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Bazzill Banana Split card stock. I used some gray floral washi tape that I don’t really remember who made (and I didn’t label it like I usually do), but I linked up a similar tape below. I also used some really beautiful washi tape I found at Michael’s the other day called ColorSplash. I stapled the greeting over the top of this.
I went around the edge with the Pumice Stone marker and did a little doodling. It’s been ages since I did this, but it just needed something to help frame things in.
I used a Prima metal embellishment down in the lower corner to help ground my visual triangle I love how this turned out!
You can play along with our challenge by clicking on this link.
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links go to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, who does not pay me except in eternal friendship, but you can change to your favorite demonstrator if you prefer. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.