This card is for the current CASology challenge – Hugs.
I’ve been feeling prickly the past few days. That helped me pick my image for the card:
This turned out so much better than I was envisioning!
I sponged some light blue onto the background through the stencil. I stamped the images using Antique Linen distress ink so I could do no-line water-coloring. After coloring the images, I added the prickly details using a colored pencil.
To add a bit of dimension, I attached an enamel dot to the flower center.
Next up was picking the color for the base. I definitely thought green, but I hemmed and hawed over the shade, but settled on the brighter green to keep the fun feel of the card. Then I wasn’t sure how to cut or mount the cactus panel. I started by trimming one side, but I didn’t like that. As I was moving it around, I liked this layout.
Thanks for taking a peek!
Ink: Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick, Rusty Hinge, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Fired Brick distress inks (Ranger);
Paper: New Leaf (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Watercolor (Ranger);
Other: Modern Backgrounds stencil (PTI); Magic & Wonder enamel dots (Echo Park);