Happy Fri-Yay, Y'all!! Today's the start of a new Outlawz Festive Friday challenge! It begins today and runs through Thursday, 8/19. This challenge gives you themes to choose from and you can enter a different project as many times as you like. The themes this time are: Christmas, Summer, Food & Drink and Flowers. Our sponsor for the month of August is Jan's Digital Stamp Shop and I am using her digital set Rustic Flowers on my design team make today.
I really enjoyed making this card for 2 main reasons: I used Jan's pre-colored floral image as my focal, and I like combining a little shabby, (modern) vintage, and grunge in a clean and layered way. Ha! Got all that? When I say I'm eclectic, I'm not kidding! 😊 Anyway, when I can pull it off, it's a favorite style. And I feel like I approached success here.
All of the papers I used, including the card base was either Springhill Digital (what I printed or stamped on) and Prima's Melody A4 collection. On some layers I used Tim's distressing tool; on other layers I ink-edge-distressed with Brilliance Copper ink. I used some of my mom's beautiful pink lace and a Spellbinders flower die as a frame for the round Wild Rose Studio hand-stamped sentiment I cut with a Spellbinders Classic Circle die.
Here's a close-up of that gorgeous copper heat embossing. Yum!
Woulda just look at the gorgeous coloring on the pre-colored image? No way could I ever do that, so I had to have the pre-colored beauty on my card! My neck pain's been high so not having to color was a Godsend...also now having an easy-to-use good quality inkjet printer is a blessing.
Inside of my card, I used mats of Prima pink and then layered on panels I arranged in PSE using more elements from the Jan's digital set. This time I used the flower stem drawing and colored them with my Promarkers.
The back of the card has more of the Prima papers and a hand-stamped Technique Tuesday siggie heat-embossed with Ranger Copper powder. I used a circle punch to cut it and on layered it on a scrap of the Prima cut with a Spellbinders Doilies Tear Drop die.
More close-ups to try to capture the shine of the Brilliance copper ink on the layered paper edges and the copper heat-embossing on the sentiment. And I love the subtle texture of the lace .
And a final view. Thanks so much for visiting and until next time, Stay Well and Craft On!! XOX
MY CHALLENGES PLAYLIST:
1. SplitCoastStampers Sketch SC276
4. APTS #8 August 2021: What's Your Style -- #2/8 As I described the style of this card in the post above, it's a real favorite!
Stamping Sensations August: Any Celebration -- #2/3
6. CD Sunday Plus #66: AG w/USB,CD,Digi -- #1/3 Used Jan's Digital Stamps Rustic Flowers Set
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #163: AAG -- #1/3
8. Penny's Paper Crafty #502: AAG w/Paper -- #1/3
9. ABMTTC #143: AAG -- #5/xx
10. ABMTTCXtra August: AAG -- #2/xx
11. The Crafter's Cafe' #271: AG -- #2/7 11 Challenges Max