Welcome to another challenge from Create with Connie and Mary! It is a sketch challenge this week as you can see.
I played around with it and ended up with a "sort of" sympathy card.
Next, I made the poppies by stamping Pleasant Poppies Background stamp with Black Stazon. I used a Raspberry Ripple marker and an aqua painter to color them and added some sahara sand ink around their edges to add some depth. Finally, I punched it with the XL Oval Punch and put a Black Candy Dot in 2 of the poppies' centers.
I guess I didn't realize there was so many steps to this card! To create the frame, I embossed the oval with the Designer Frame Embossing Folder (RETIRING). Then I punched out the center and cut the outer edge by hand. To assemble it I first layered the colored oval on top of the designer paper squares. Then I added the oval frame with dimensionals so it was raised up a little.
Notice how I rounded some corners: The card base, the background layer, and of course the designer paper squares.
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Stamps: Pleasant Poppies background, En Francais background (RETIRING), A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Modern Medley designer paper (RETIRING)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Stazon, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizazz
Other: Big Shot, Designer Frames embossing folder (RETIRING), Corner Punch (RETIRING), XL Oval punch, basic pearls, sponge, dimensionals, Aqua Painter
I sure hope you will join us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!
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