I was ecstatic when I saw this sketch. Next week is my brother and sister-in-law's anniversary. I recently purchased the Rose Garden Thinlits by Stampin' Up with them in mind. They were married in a small stone church in the mountains on a crisp and clear September morning with brilliantly colored fall foliage as their flowers. I kept the background of the card gray and brick for the church. (I'd have used a stone folder if I had it - but it's the look that counts, right?!) I played around with colors on the center panel but stuck with white because I love the look of grays and whites with fall colors to mimic autumn frost. I added a few sequins for the same reason.
I put the die on a piece of watercolor paper and penciled around it so I could differentiate the leaves and the flower.. Then I sponged distress ink before I cut it out.
The banner and sentiment is from Papertrey Ink - I was thrilled that I had a long anniversary sentiment to fit on the long banner on the sketch. I did have to stretch the Papertrey banner die slightly by cutting in from one side, moving it to make it longer, then cutting in from the other side.
I hope to see you playing along this week. There is so much open space to let your creativity loose - LOVE these kind of sketches!
ETA: I forgot to add the brick embossing folder from Stampin' Up!
A beautiful card, Kim! And I love how you put so much thought into personalizing your cards. It makes it even more special.ReplyDelete
I love how you sponged the die cut! This is beautiful.....and yep this is perfect for the sketch and the occasion!ReplyDelete
Looks perfect for their anniversary card, this is pretty Kim!ReplyDelete
Your thoughtfulness knows no bounds! The gray background is the perfect color to show off your beautifully sponged flower die cut. I am sure your brother and sister-in-law will treasure this!ReplyDelete
Love your take on the sketch! Gorgeous card!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card and how fabulous that you could personalise it so much.ReplyDelete
Be still my heart! This card is so beautiful! I love everything about it! That rose is just gorgeous! Love the brick embossed background! So pretty!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous...and your lovely flower set against the stone background has all the more impact because of 'who' you've designed it for! An anniversary card your brother and sister-in-law will cherish...ReplyDelete
What a big bold blossom. - beautifully shaded and such pretty colors. What a thoughtful thing to do to make it especially for someone specially.ReplyDelete
Lovely card. I like your idea of tracing on the watercolor paper before cutting the die; I will try this. I too live in Colorado, Sedalia :)ReplyDelete
Impossible for me not to be totally in love with this gorgeous rose. Love the way it expends over your card too. Such a clever take on the sketchReplyDelete