Thursday, September 18, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Monika Plays With The Vignette: Grunge Floral Strips...And Added A Christmas Twist!

Hi, everybody. It's Monika back again with some more inspiration for you. This week's spotlight post of mine is inspired by my friend Sandie, who loves her VIGNETTE: Grunge Floral Strips. It is such a versatile set and you may remember that I used it for my DT project for our Sketch #20 challenge, which is still in full swing.

I had made another card at the time which didn't follow the sketch. However, it tied in with my personal yearly challenge of making at least one Christmas card using non-Christmas stamps.

I have a little video on how I made this card using simple masking and stamping. I simply masked off the triangle for my tree and stamped one of the Grunge Floral Strips in green several times before masking and stamping the base, trunk, and red flower as star. I then added the sentiment from the Holiday Artsy set, rounded some corners, added some twine, and layered my panel onto my base card before finishing off with lots of tiny gems.

Next, I got a two-for-one kind of card:

This time, I stamped one of the Grunge Floral Strips in different colours on white card stock, trimmed it neatly into a rectangle shape, marked the middle on one of the shorter sides, and cut out my triangle shape (using the other shorter side as its base), leaving me with the two corner triangles which I used for the above card.

For the first card, I simply used some spray inked lining paper. (No, I wasn't decorating. It's a great tip, thanks Karen from HSNW, as it doesn't curl when drying). I stamped my sentiment from the HOLIDAY SKETCHES: Christmas Flower, added a doodled border, layered as seen, and finished off with a couple of sequins.

For the second card, I cut a strip of spray inked white card stock to go down one side, butted one of the triangles up against it and layered the other one in place using foam dots, stamped the sentiment, layered it on another piece of sprayed card stock and then onto my base card before finishing off with a couple of sequins.

I opted to not add any more embellishments, as the ink I used is very shiny hence the haze around the photos, which can still be seen on the pics I took in the shadow :-) I just love these Artiste inks for adding sparkle.

Hope you enjoyed my piece of inspiration. I'll be back soon!

Monika xxx

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  1. Lovely cards! All these holiday kids are putting me in the Christmas spirit.

  2. I beyond enjoyed this, Monika - I'm completely dazzled! Never would I have envisioned a Christmas tree from the floral strips and showcased them in not one, but three fabulous ways! AHHH-Mazing!! Inspired!

  3. Such pretty cards and so cleverly crafted, too, Monika! I love the first one, but the other two are gorgeous, also. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  4. All are gorgeous cards and I love the first one most! Beautiful techniques applied!
    Thanks for sharing a video too! Amazing!

  5. I like your masked technique with the vignette stamps. Gorgeous cards


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