There’s an indescribable excitement when a project I’m working on takes a sudden turn, when the project I was planning simply becomes something else. It’s even more exciting when that finished project is more appealing than your initial venture would have generated. Today’s card is for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. I had so much fun with this card that I also made a video to share with you. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Listen to your Art (Supplies). As I mentioned above, this card took a sharp turn when I sat down to make it. I was GOING to build my beautiful branch with soft pink and white petals and little pops of light green. It was going to be beautiful. I decided on a Crumb Cake Base and knew I would paper-piece the flowers on. Once the image was stamped, though, I didn’t want to add color. I listened to my project and allowed it to take me in a different direction. What a thrill!
- Blender Pen. Every stamp space must have a Blender Pen. Not only are they perfect for adding light color to an image, they are also wonderful for blending a color as shown in this project. I have several Blender Pens – one is marked for use with bleach. The others are interchangeable. No worry if the tip stains – as long as you wipe out the color on a clean scrap of paper, the colors won’t bleed with the next color you use.
- Video. Here’s a quick video I filmed to share this card and technique:
Stamp Sets: Indescribable Gift Papers: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake Inks: Early Espresso Accessories: Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to CAS(E) This Sketch to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s sketch.
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