Absolutely Fabulous

I recently found a sketch challenge at 2Peas. This card is based on a recent challenge (Saturday Sketch with Kimber). I simplified the sketch by not doing as many layers.

To get started, I skimmed my pinterest board and found this awesome fabric to use as my starting inspiration (image source).

I knew right away I wanted to do a yellow card base. Then I chose to use Peonies for my flower (I love what I’ve seen with it, but hadn’t had the nerve to pick it up myself). And finally I chose leaves that I thought would compliment the flower.

To color the flower – and get slightly darker spots, or shadows – I used a double inking or double impression. First I lightly inked and stamped with Hibiscus. Then I inked just a portion of the stamp with more Hibiscus and used my finger to tap off the obvious ink pad lines. I stamped that right over the first impression.

For the “flag” shown in the sketch, I chose to trim my card base so that one of the leaves was hanging off.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Absolutely Fabulous
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Pretty Peonies, Harvest Berries, Mega Mixed Messages;
Colors: Lemon Yellow, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky, White;
Other: Enchanted Evening twine; scissors!

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