Friday, April 10, 2015

Zeal for Teal

Hello Readers!
For today I am playing along with Always Playing with Paper #29 (a sketch). At first I looked at this sketch and thought of a million possibilities for it.

At least I had a purpose, my new friend Monika is having a birthday and thought I would make her a card!  So I had inspiration and purpose, good start! Well here is what I came up with!

Blue banner and sentiment fit perfectly with
this DIY background.
Using VersaMark for the
swirl was just enough detail.
This teal background for the flower
focal image sets off the entire card.  
This is how I did it:

  1. Cut my card base to 4.25" x 5.5". Set aside.
  2. On a sheet of CS I used Distressed Ink and sponged color on various parts of the paper.
  3. Using water and rubbing alcohol I diluted the colors so they all ran into each other.
  4. Stamped the flower pattern with VersaMark Ink then heat embossed it using clear powder.
  5. Sponged a darker blue so the flower would resist the ink. Ironed off the embossing powder.
  6. Stamped the same flowers in black to create a background.
  7. Cut the BG per the sketch and adhered it to the card base.
  8. Adhered coordinating blue paper for the rest of the background.
  9. Cut teal CS to match the sketch then stamped the flower. 
  10. colored the petals and stem metallic white but not too much.
  11. Using VersaMark Ink I stamped the background for the flower and let it dry for the watermark look.
  12. Rounded two corners and mounted that onto black CS using the same method as the teal. 
  13. Adhered that to card base.
  14. Made banner with sentiment and added that to the card too.
And that is all she wrote.  I really hope you enjoy the design and Happy Birthday Monika!! This one is for you!!

Take care all and have a great night!!

All the best,


Lisa Young said...

Very pretty card!!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your bday card you made for the resist technique you also a great color (psstt I forgot to tell you my fav color is purple but blue is a part of purple also I love this color too)Great use of the sketch...hope you join my linky party by CASE ing my simpe card Shawna...happy weekend sweety...see you around...hugs.Monika

Dawn T said...

Fabulous Shawna. You did an awesome job on your background.

Darnell said...

This is really beautiful, Shawna! I think you nailed that sketch challenge and I also appreciate that you let me know it is Monika's birthday! I didn't have it in my book! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Lesley said...

This is lovely, Shawna. Love the bold colours and elegant style. Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

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