I loved this sketch (<----- click here) the moment I saw it! I also love this flower from Verve Visual's Love's Flower but I didn't have the "perfect" Copic markers to color it as I wanted (note to self: buy more Copics, gosh, so hard to convince myself of these things...NOT!); so I used paper piecing on the first card. I also added a strip of the same DP inside the card to tie it all together.
On the 2nd card, I took my inspiration from Laurie's Bucket O' Love and stamped and embossed the flower onto PTI's Hibiscus Burst (twice) & Sweet Blush (once). I also stamped the flowers with polka dots in matching ink from PTI's Polka Dot Basics. I like the 2nd card MUCH better than the paper pieced one and was able to incorporate almost all of the elements from the sketch. The "Just Because" was stamped in PTI's Dark Chocolate and is from their Damask Designs stamp set.
I wanted to keep the overall card simple with clean lines so I worked really hard not to add a lot to either one! On the 2nd one, I distressed all the edges, you can particularly tell on the Dark Chocolate layers. I also mounted each layer of the flower with dimensionals as well as the leaves. The leaves were colored with Copics.
BTW, I made the decision recently that when I visit a blog, I will leave a comment. You can ALWAYS find something nice to say - right? I know I like when people leave me a comment so I wanted to be sure I did the same for my fellow bloggers - whether stamping related or not! So go ahead, leave your friends some love, they'll appreciate it. And thanks for stopping by to see me, I appreciate you taking the time!
WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual's Love's Flower, PTI's Damask Designs & Polka Dot Basics
Paper: GKD 80 lb. White, PTI Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Craft White, PTI Dark Chocolate
Accessories: EK Success punch, embossing, paper piecing, Copics, white gel pen