Friday, 22 January 2016

JAI 295 sketch challenge - grateful for dear friends

It's sketch challenge time at Just Add Ink & Tina has created this fab & flexible sketch.
 We could use any shape to represent the stars so I chose... flowers! You're shocked right ;-)

I thought it'd be fun to make try making clusters of flowers to fit the sketch using our new Grateful Bunch bundle, as it includes 4 different flower sizes... & a matching punch (yippee). What do you think - did I pull it off the sketch?

I stamped the flowers in early espresso ink onto shimmery white cardstock, punched the smaller trio & fussy cut the larger one, then coloured them with Stampin' Write markers (calypso coral, so saffron, soft sky, pool party & crumb cake) - so quick. The beautiful shadow lines of the images meant very little shading was needed. I just added an extra layer of marker in the shadow areas for a bit more depth. The shimmer of the card comes through the colour too, although hard to see in the pic.

To finish the card I mounted the flowers onto vellum with dimensionals, added a sentiment banner (Birthday Blooms) & adhered the vellum to the Wildflower Fields dsp (earn it free during Sale-a-bration). The vellum is only attached under the flowers & banner sentiment, plus a tiny bit under a tiny bud on the bottom of the right side.
Here's a closer pic to show the flowers & vellum-paper background.

I really loved how this one turned out & am very keen to make more to send too.

Tutorial - Tips for easy perfectly punched flowers
The trio of flowers in Grateful Bunch is designed to team perfectly with the matching punch, so I've put together a quick picture tutorial to show you how to make this quicker & easier using a template & simple stamping tips to position your stamp so it lines up quickly & easily. Then, you'll be making tons of flower cards too.

I think the pics should be self-explanatory but I'll review again in the morning & add some more info if needed. Running rapidly out of time tonight. Leave me a comment if you have any questions or need more info.

Thanks for visiting. Leave a comment to let me know whether you liked my card & whether the tutorial is helpful to you & pin it for later too.

Remember to pop over to the Just Add Ink blog to see all the fun & clever ways the team used the sketch & we'd love you to try it too.

Inky wishes, Di


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KimB said...

Di I love how delicate this seems! All the layers complement each other beautifully. The vine pattern peeping through the vellum and then the scattering of bright flowers on top. (And yes I can definitely see how you got there from the sketch!). xxx

Nikki Spencer said...

Yep!...mission accomplished..:0) Such a clever use of the sketch Di and l "LOVE" these flowers...l need to look more closely at my catty..:0) I really like how the dsp is so soft and muted with the vellum. Xx

Jan said...

This is gorgeous Di! The vellum adds a wonderful softness to the DSP and your different flower colours and combinations are a brilliant interpretation of the sketch and so beautifully coloured! Xx

Tina said...

Wow, Di! Your clusters of flowers are just gorgeous and I can totally see the sketch! Beautiful card :)

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Di I love your take on the sketch this week and it's awesome to have the handy hint about punching the flowers :)

kareN stampZ said...

Loving the flowers on top of the vellum!!

Kathy T said...

Your card is so lovely. I have been wanting to try out this bundle and your card gave me the inspiration. Your directions and tips were terrific! I just finished making your card and I love it. Thank you so much for sharing😀