Good Morning! Today's card was made for three challenges - Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge CC645 - Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point; Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge CAS349 - Friendship card and CAS Colours & Sketches sketch challenge for 7/25/17. The thing I love about sketch challenges - the layout is already done! And for me that can be the most time consuming part of making a card.
The flower stamp I used is designed to be stamped and punched out twice, then assembled as a three dimensional layer on a card offsetting the petals. Since I was not punching this out and layering it, I needed to mask the daisy to get the second layer of petals.
This was a very easy image to mask. The only time consuming part was that I needed three masks in order to get two daisies! I used 3M 2 inch wide Post-It tape for the masks.
I stamped everything in grey on watercolor paper. The I used a combination of watercolor pencils and dye ink to color the image. The pencils are handy when you have tight spaces you want to watercolor. This color challenge specified Stampin Up! colors and although not required to use them (just get close) I chose to use them since I own the colors in a combination of pencils and ink.
When using the pencils I like to use an aqua painter that is just damp. I find this gives me more control (and it is always easy to add more water if needed.) I did use a dark brown that was not part of the challenge for the centers and used the Pacific Point for shadows in the brown and green
When I was finished with coloring, I cut out the flowers and five rectangles of the same size in Pacific Point. Then I stacked and glued the blue rectangles and glued the flowers on top. This stacking technique gives a nice color to the edge of the piece that you are popping off the card.
The banner was made by heat embossing the sentiment in white and die cutting it out. I really had to resist the urge to add some bling, but I decided to leave everything clean and simple!
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Inks/pencils: Stampin Up! (Wild Wasabi and Basic Grey), Stampin Up! Water color pencils (Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Early Espresso)
Stamps: Stampin Up! Daisy Delight and Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment)