I decided to play along in Jaded Blossom's August Monthly Challenge. The theme this month is to follow a sketch.
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Sunflower Stencil (2 pieces)
Happy Fall Gnomie
Gnome Dies: Thanksgiving Add Ons (sunflower)
Gnome Dies: Fall Add Ons (crow)
Mini Tag Dies 3
Fancy Pumpkin Die
Rectangle Dies 2
Rectangle Internal Scallops
Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink
Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink
Dina Wakley Gilt Gloss Spray
I took a few liberties with my cards, but did follow the basic layout (without the added ribbon or strip). Instead of a center panel, I used a non-traditional blue pumpkin. I LOVE heirloom pumpkins!! I spritzed them with gold gloss spray and then lightly inked the bottoms. I decided to use the same pastel blue for the card base, grounding the top panels with kraft. Two of the cards have the scalloped panel behind the stenciled sunflowers and two have it on top (as intended) to frame the top panel. I love both. I couldn't resist adding the crow (I love crows) and tossed in the sunflower for another pop of color and to align with the floral element in the sketch. I did partially die cut the stitched sentiment panel so it better fit the sentiment. Partially die cutting is super easy -- the die fits back in so nicely to the stitched groves of the first pass that I have never had an issue using this technique (and I use it often).
Fabulous card! Thank you for playing along in our monthly challenge at Jaded Blossom! Hugs, Rosie
super duper cute set of cards Marcia!!! Love your take on the sketch challenge!! Thanks for playing along in this month’s Jaded Blossom challenge!!
This is a delightful set, Marcia. I love the unique color choices. So glad to have you play along with our challenge.