Hello there! It's the 15th of the month, and that means that there is a new Sparkle and Shine Challenge to play along with!! We are using this beautiful photo as inspiration for this challenge!
The challenge this week is sponsored by our friends at Winnie and Walter!!
For my card today, I dug into my Paper Smooches stash, and pulled out my Pretty Momma stamp set. I can't even tell you how many times I have used the rose image from that set... one of my favorites! It's so fun to color!! I started my card by diecutting a cross-stitched frame from the Mama Elephant Sew Fancy die set. I stamped the center flower first, and then masked it off and stamped the top and bottom flowers. I also stamped the flower on a separate piece of card stock, because I wanted to fussy cut it and pop it up on top of that center flower to add a bit of dimension. After I colored the flower and leaves, I added some blue around the edges to help them pop of the panel. I started with a dark blue copic, just tracing the flower outlines. Then I blended that out with a medium blue, followed by a lighter blue, and then to really soften out the edges, I used BG000 and my colorless blender. That combo really defused the edges out nicely. I layered a second flower over the center rose using foam tape and to finish things off, I added a sentiment from the Chit Chat stamp set, and a scattering of silver sequins.
Be sure to stop by the blog to see lots more inspiration from the design team, and to get all of the challenge details! I hope you'll play along with us!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Stamps: Paper Smooches Pretty Momma, Chit Chat
Dies: Mama Elephant Sew Fance
Other: Copic Markers, Foam Tape, Sequins