Today the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a sketch.
When I saw this sketch, it made me think of a single image spread all across the three rectangles. I decided to use the stamp set Definitely Dahlias. I haven't used it in a long time. In fact, I had to check and make sure it was still current. This is the card I made.
This card is a little step outside of the box for me. I'm not a brights kind of person. I do think this card is pretty. Here's how to make it.
- Start with a card base of Elegant Eggplant cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.
- The next layer is Melon Mambo measuring 4 x 5 1/4.
- The strip of patterned paper is 3/4 x 5 1/4. It's from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.
- For the dahlia, I used Watercolor Paper. I cut a big piece 4 x 5 1/4 for my watercolor. I tried this both ways. You can do your watercolor and then stamp the dahlia with Versamark. Cover in white embossing powder and heat with the heat tool. Of course the watercolor must dry completely before you stamp. You can also stamp the dahlia first and emboss it in white embossing powder before you do any watercoloring. Either way, I do suggest using the Embossing Buddy. I couldn't tell much of a difference with either technique.
- This is how I did the watercolor. I used Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo ink pads. Wet the entire area well. Use a closed baggie. Tap the pad on the baggie. Then pick it up, wrinkle it up a little, and apply the color directly to the paper. I started with Melon Mambo. You'll need to repeat the process until you are happy. Wipe the baggie clean with paper towels. Now use the Elegant Eggplant. Do the same process. I used the pink on the left and purple on the right and tried to mingle it a little in the middle. Just play with the color until you are happy. This process allows for concentrated color.
- After everything is dry, cut the paper to 3 1/2 measuring top to bottom. Look at the design to determine where you want to start cutting for the panels. Each piece is 1 1/4 inches wide. The pieces are cut so the design continues across the paper. I did use the side of the blade of my paper snips to rough up the edges of the watercolor paper rectangles.
- The tag at the top is punched with the Classic Label Punch out of left over watercolor.
- The tag on the bottom has the sentiment from Beautiful You stamped in Elegant Eggplant. I hand cut the point on the tag.
Here's the inside of the card. The sentiment is from Beautiful You again. For the dahlia, I stamped it in Melon Mambo and then sponged around the edges in Elegant Eggplant.
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