This afternoon, I took time out from my study time to create this A2 one layer card. Well, it’s almost one layer — the flowers are a little bulky (but they are so light). I made the card specifically for a new challenge blog — Time Out Challenges — that Nonni and Sandie have created. I’m thrilled to be a part of the design team! Lynn is also on the design team, and I’m very honored to have my cards shown alongside these 3 super-talented card-makers! Please check out our brand-spankin’ new challenge blog. We’ll soon officially start the challenges, but for now, you can read all about the 4 kinds of challenges we’ll have every fortnight.
To create my card, I first made score lines on the bottom and top of my card base. Next, I stamped the swirls and leaves where I want them to be as a background for my resin flowers. I then adhered the flowers with glossy accent.
Oh, here’s a little story about the flowers: I made them back in June or July last year when I was playing around with resin. I first got interested in making flowers using air-dry clay, but I knew right away it wasn’t for me because I didn’t like waiting 24 hours for my flowers to be completely dry. So I did some research and found out about plastic resin. Bought a kit (a quart of each component that you mix together and pour on molds) and I loved that I can de-mold my flowers in 45 minutes! (Well, it was still a pretty long wait for me, but it was better than the waiting time for air-dry clay!) I went a little nuts and made a couple hundred of these flowers in different shapes and sizes (from 1/4″ to 2″ wide) and a few buttons, cameos, and cabochons. I even experimented with coloring them. The resin I bought solidifies to a white color, but I had lots of alcohol inks so I tried adding those to the mix and I ended up with pretty pastel-colored flowers! So earlier today as I was rummaging through my art cart for supplies to use for my card, I found the bag where I keep the flowers :-)
I’m linking up this card to the following cool challenges: Simon Says Monday Challenge – Anything Goes; CASology #78 – Dot (I used sequins as my dots); Crafting by Designs – Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!; The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #46 – Bling It On! (I used sequins as my bling); and Cards and More Challenge #97 – Anything Goes.
Stamps: VIGNETTE: Art Deco Border Builders, VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals, VIGNETTE: Trendy Feathers, Distressed Floral Swirls (STAMPlorations)
Inks: Pistachio, Espresso Truffle, Cottage Ivy, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Other: Resin Flowers; Sequins; Glossy Accents (Ranger); Bone Folder and Score Board (Martha Stewart)
Thanks for stopping by!