Sunday, August 5, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #121 - Friendship

Hello! It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards and the theme is Friendship.

I went with a floral pattern and a soft color scheme for my card.

I have had this flower stamp set for quite awhile (it was from last STAMPtember) but for some reason I never got around to using it even though it is really pretty. I was also inspired by Debbie Hughes' soft color schemes and decided to try it out on this card. To start, I used my Misti to place the first layer of the flower in the bottom corner of a top folding A2 card. Then after stamping, I rotated the card 180 degrees and stamped again. I repeated that for the rest of the layers. Then I stamped the flower on a sticky note and cut it out as a mask to add the leaf. I used the same steps for the leaf, moving the sticky note as I went. The sentiment is actually a combination of two stamp sets.

This card was actually my second version. In the first one, the only difference was I added the sentiment lower on the card and used colored pencils to add more detail to the flowers. Which do you like better. I like the softness of the first one but also the details from the colored pencil in the second.

Stamps: SSS/Clearly Besotted - My Best Friend; SSS - Live Well, Stained Glass Love
Ink: Distress ink - Spun Sugar; Mama Elephant - Blush, Bubblegum; 
Lawn Fawn - Peacock, Mermaid; Hero Arts - Soft Pool; My Favorite Things - Extreme Black
Prisma color pencils - 931 938, 993, 1025 

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  1. your card looks so pretty on the colored cardstock

  2. It is a really pretty flower stamp and I love your soft colour choices. Great placement of the flowers too, leaving plenty of empty white space.

  3. Oooh this is so dreamy and soft - love it Cheryl!

  4. gorgeous soft card-lovely design x

  5. Beautiful card, love the soft colours!


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