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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Selects a Rose

I've needed a couple of sympathy cards lately, so my stash has become depleted. I thought I'd select one focus stamp, Sketched: Rose, to create a few quick and easy cards to replenish my stash. The layout for the cards is pretty much the same - one large-image stamp, a coloured background panel and a stamped sentiment (in the first two).

I smooshed Milled Lavender and Tattered Rose onto an acrylic pad, spritzed it then stamped it onto a piece of mixed media card. Once it had dried I stamped the rose using my MISTI - I find it essential when using mixed media card. I coloured the rose with the same Distress Inks, then added a shadow with Tombow marker pens.

The colour block anchors the image and the sentiment, drawing the eye into the centre of the card. The sentiment is from Blossom Overture.

This second card uses a text stamp from Mixed Media Elements, stamped in Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The sentiment is tucked under the text, and the flower (which was stamped on spare card and fussy cut) is leaning slightly towards the centre.

For this final card I stamped the flower image, then inked a small acrylic block with Worn Lipstick and stamped it over the flower, a slightly larger block with Crushed Olive and stamped it offset over the centre part of the stem and leaves, then the same block with Bundled Sage and Pine Needles. This one just has the sentiment inside.

If you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts, link up your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase.


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