Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vintage Sunflowers

I love the sketch challenge for today!  I don't usually add many layers to my cards, so this encourages me to go outside my comfort zone.  That's why I enjoy these challenges every week!

"Vintage Sunflowers"

SCS Sketch 341:

Stamps:  Daisy Thanks (Stampendous)
Paper:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Autumn Traditions Designer Series (retired), Neutrals Designer Series (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand; Stampin' Write marker Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, four Early Espresso brads, sticky strips and dimensionals
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I stamped the sunflowers in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Stampin' Write markers to color in the flower petals and stems.  I used a small eye make-up sponge to add the Soft Suede ink to the flower centers.  I lightly sponged Sahara Sand ink all over the image and sponged the edges with Soft Suede to give the image a "vintage" look.  I also sponged the edges of the Designer Series papers and the card base with Soft Suede  ink.

I added the brads to the corners of the main panel and then mounted all the pieces as per the picture above, popping up the middle panel with dimensionals to add depth.

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