A triple entry for my card this week, called Pretty as a Picture. The card follows the theme and sketches for Cute Card Thursday - a floral theme, Papertake - a pastel theme and Splitcoast Stampers - sketch SC224. I have made a recessed window card, forming the frame following a template I found on Splitcoast stampers under their resources page. I wanted the effect of this card to be almost like a picture on the wall, with a 3D effect.
The papers are digital downloads from various sources but the main floral paper is from Kate Pertiet, Blossom n’ Grow - downloadable from Designer Digitals. The stamp is a PSX stamp – Tulips in a Bucket. I am a massive fan of PSX stamps, a company that went out of business some years ago, but there is a strong following now, especially in the United States for collectors. After I stamped and coloured the image 3 times, I then covered the tulips with Glossy Accents, cut out the tulip heads and layered them onto the main image two more times. I wanted to create a feeling that the tulips closest to the front were actually reaching towards you. The background to the stamped image is a digital design I created from various images.
The inside of the card features green gingham paper onto which I digitally created a design to form a botanical scene. The envelope carries through the botanical design and is finished with matching ribbon. The image has been coloured with Copic Marker pens and the ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis.
I would love your comments if you are passing by – your feedback is always welcome. Thank you. xx
Hello. My name is Ann and my nickname is Madge. I live in a pretty conservation village in the heart of the Cotswolds and I am passionate about creating beautiful things - and now combine my time between two loves, The Creative Cake Academy and The Cotswold Artisan Soap Company.