As I mentioned in an earlier post I am a guest designer this month for The Sweet Stop so every Saturday in May I will be featuring their sketch along with my interpretation of it.
Here is the sketch Korin challenged us with:
This was a fun sketch but, it took me forever to figure out how to cut the patterned paper so that the sides would meet in the middle. I was using a double-sided sheet of paper from K & Co. Somehow I managed to get that done which was the hardest part of this sketch!
Since Mother's Day is tomorrow I thought I would make one more Mother's Day card. I used Peach Parfait cardstock from Stampin' Up! It's my first time using this shade and I have to admit with the patterned paper from K & Co. this color is really starting to appeal to me. The image is a digi stamp from Sweet n Sassy Stamps called Lilac Cocoa. Now, I know that Lilacs are not orange however, I have learned that it is much easier if you pick out your patterned papers and cardstock before you color the image if you want everything to be pleasing to the eye. This way you can use colors in your image that are in your patterns and there is no clashing. It's much harder the other way around, at least for me it is. Often I am inspired by a patterned paper that I have and really want to use so, this is another reason this method works for me. I used my Cricut Expression and Elegant Edges to cut out the oblong shape that is behind the digi image. After cutting it out I embossed it with a Textured Impressions embossing folder from Sizzix that looks like it has big botanicals in it like the patterned paper I used. Unfortunately I do not know the name of it. In between the 2 patterned paper triangles I adhered Peach Parfait ribbon and added some gemstones on top of that. I stamped a tag with the Mother's Day Wishes sentiment from Verve Stamp Set Love Deepens and inked the edges with Peach Parfait. I added yellow stickles to the centers of the lilacs. To finish it off I added 3 gemstones in the upper left corner of the card.
I hope you like my take on the sketch and I hope you will come play along with us at The Sweet Stop!
Until next time...