I’ve got a fun card today, inspired by memories of my grandmother’s wallpaper. I remember that the wallpaper in her two guest rooms were very different. One was a damask that leant itself to me seeing monsters with evil eyes, and the other was a sort of faded flower pattern. Maybe a tea rose? Anyway, whenever I see something reminiscent of that it brings back good memories. The good news is that I can now appreciate a damask pattern, even though I can still see evil eyes in them. Is it just me? Anyone know what I mean?
Here’s how I made this card:
- I chose some open line floral images from a Hero Arts stamp set. Any open line image would work here. Stamp them to create a background. Use some smaller images from the same set as filler in the open spaces. I stamped these in a light colored distress ink.
- Watercolor the images using whatever medium you feel like working with that day. I used some distress ink and mixed some pale pinks with a pale orange, to get a watered down peach color.
- I used an ink blending tool to distress the entire panel with antique linen distress ink. This was to help give it that “aged” look that I remembered from my Grandmother’s house.
- I used the same colors to paint a piece of watercolor paper so that I could use the Special sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps. I also cut the sentiment out of scrap paper so I could layer the die cuts.
- Use a frame die set to cut your panel into two pieces. Then cut out the center of the main panel out using a die. So many options here, I chose a die that needed to get some use.
- Back the main panel with some glitter paper for a pop of glamour.
- I adhered the die cut over the glitter paper with some small slivers of foam tape, and then matte medium where it’s not popped up.
- Stamp your sub sentiment and trim that out, then pop it up onto the panel with foam squares.
- Adhere the outer frame to your card base. Put the inner panel on some fun foam and place that in the center of the card base.
- Embellish to your liking. I used some shimmer pen on the sentiment and sprinkled a few sequins on the card.
I hope you’re going to join our challenge this month. We’d love to see what you make.