When you use as sketch for inspiration, there are a couple of ways to do so. 1. You could follow the sketch exactly with all the same layers and placement. 2. Kinda follow the sketch with some movement of the layers or replacing layers with borders or ribbon, but it still looks like the sketch, or 3. Say you are inspired by the sketch but it doesn’t look a whole lot like the original layout, but you started out thinking it would. My card today falls in the #3 category. And mind you, all three ways are perfectly acceptable. We Stampers are kind in that way. Here’s my card.
Here’s the inspiration sketch from Pals Paper Arts.
Can you see the sketch in there at all? Maybe tiny bits? I started out with a white piece of cs over a lost lagoon card base, ok that matches. Then I stamped a border in the middle to represent the center band. You’ll notice I ditched that idea before the finished product. I also stamped three of the flowers using the Beautiful Bunch stamp set and the Fun Flower punch. But honestly, three was just too big across the card front size.
Now I have two huge flowers but just two across the front was weird looking and the covered up the border or just made it look wrong. That’s when I flipped the paper over, pulled out my lost lagoon ribbon, beautiful stuff, and used that across the card, although not in the center and moved the two remaining large flowers to the corner. I used the new Dots and Stripes decorative masks in pool party over the top white space. I also punched out a bunch of petite petals as well as the small flower in the Itty Bitty Accents Pack out of lost lagoon cs and white cs. Sponging around the edges of all the flowers gave them depth I needed. I used my paper piercing mat to push down the centers of the flowers to give them lift on the outside edges and then used mini glue dots to randomly adhere them.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed hearing my thought process for creating this card today. If you have any questions about any of my projects leave a comment below or you can always email me at StampingWithAverysOwlery@gmail.com.