The vision for this card came into my head as I was heading off to the Land of Nod on Friday night. I was pondering if one of the Watercolor Shapes would be sized well to work with an image in the Dainty Delight set. I had a busy weekend, so I didn’t get to try my vision until yesterday afternoon. I have to say that I’m really enjoying how this creation turned out. I’ve been sharing a number of cards lately that include a lot of die-cutting, and it’s a nice break to do a “Stamps, Ink and Paper (SIP)” card. With some pretty patterned paper, and great stamp images, you can create some really pretty cards. Not everything has to be super-involved to be stunning.
I actually made a batch of these cards so I can send some out to share some card love. I used the Stamparatus to align all of the images and get consistent stamping for the whole batch. And one of the big advantages of any stamp positioning tool is that it allows you to re-stamp an image that has light sections, which happened with a few of the flower images. I was cautious when I inked because I didn’t want to smash the ink into the stamp and get it on the edges, leading to the dreaded “ghosting” around the outside.
One of the sources of inspiration for my card is this current challenge from the Tic, Tac Toe Challenge designers. I chose the middle column: Pastel Colors, Flowers and Spring Theme. I was a little generous in my interpretation of the challenge because I have 1 pastel color (not plural) and the sentiment on my card is the piece for the Spring Theme element. I didn’t go too far astray, and I feel good about the challenge. I can’t wait to see what rows, columns or diagonals other creators pick – the variety is always amazing!
I love it when challenges align! My vision that I had was a Clean and Simple (CAS) card, and I’m so happy that’s the current theme for The Paper Players. I really think that this card fits the challenge very well, and I’m looking forward to see what other folkz come up with. The cards from the designers are certainly gorgeous and inspirational!
Edited 26-Mar-2023: I’m super excited to share that I just discovered that my card was selected among the runners up in the two challenges that I submitted it to. Woot woot! It is a huge honor to be selected, and I’m flattered to be sharing the honors with some fantastic creators. This gives me the juice to participate in some more challenges, so stay tuned!
Andrea, this is so pretty! I love the plaid paper and the sponged circle is perfect! Your floral silhouette is so pretty! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!
Claire – thank you so much! I really enjoyed the challenge and I like how it all came together.
Andrea this is beautiful – great use of that watercolour stamp for the circle and I love the black against the blue and white with just a few pearls for embellishment. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing our CAS spring flower challenge over at The Paper Players this week!
Thanks so much Joanne – I had a lot of fun with the challenge, and I’m so glad that you like my card.
This is beautiful, Andrea! What a wonderful CAS creation….just that wee little bit of DSP on the edges and the sponged circle…I love it all! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!
Thanks so much LeAnne – your kind words really brightened my day!
What a pretty design Andrea! I love the little flower sprig against the watercolour circle and the DSP either side shows it off beautifully. Thank you for com8ng to play with us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week! Vicky x
Thanks so much Vicky – I had a lot of fun with the challenge!
Beautiful, Andrea! A wonderful clean and simple card! The sponged circle is the perfect backdrop for the floral silhouette. Thank you for playing in my challenge at The Paper Players this week!
Thanks so much Ann – I had a lot of fun with your CAS challenge!