No matter how long and tiring the week has been, I always look forward to designing for As You See It Challenges every Thursday. Amanda's creative challenges never fail to get my mojo kick-started. Last night was no exception. I had spent the day preparing for a large workshop that evening and hadn't had a moment to work on today's challenge sketch. I looked it over carefully before leaving for the workshop, hoping that my brain would begin the planning process on it's own while I was busy. It actually worked. By the time I got home, I knew exactly what I was going to do, and it involved the Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating Flower Fair Framelits.
Here's a look at the challenge sketch:
As soon as I saw it, I thought, "Hawaiian shirt!", but I imagined flowers embossed on vellum and added to the card. I knew that the Flower Patch stamp set would be great for the job.
- I went to look in my cupboard to see what colour embossing powders I had in stock and came up with this combination: Crushed Curry, Pool Party and White. I used Versamark ink to stamp several of the same designs and added the three colours of Stampin' Emboss Powders before heat setting them using the Heat Tool. I remembered to dust my whole sheet of vellum with the Embossing Buddy before I started to remove oils and static so the powder would not stick where I didn't want it. I love the look of the embossed colours on the vellum.
- After embossing, I used the Flower Fair Framelits to die cut most of the flowers you see. The small irregular flowers don't have a coordinating framelit shape so I had to fussy-cut three of those but it wasn't too hard.
- I opted for an oval in the middle with the sentiment (also from Flower Patch) because I wanted to use a sheet of the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack for a background it is not conducive to stamping a sentiment because of the small designs that cover it. The oval also helps with the placement of the flowers.
- The great thing about the Flower Patch designs is that you can build your flowers as the different designs work well together.
Hope you enjoyed this design! Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday with a design for Freshly Made Sketches!
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