Monday, April 1, 2024

Monochromatic Card Inspired by Sketch and Song


Hello! Welcome back to my blog. We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. April's challenge theme is/are Inspired by Movie/Song/Book +/or Sketch Inspiration. I am the author of this month's challenge and the sketch illustrator as seen below. As you can see, it is a raw, unedited sketch of mine. I am not knowledgeable on how to create a digital version of my sketch. My apologies. 

Do you see those embossed flowers? Those were selectively dry embossed using a the Altenew Sixties Sunshine embossing folder. I die cut circles on white cardstock which fit each flower. I embossed the flower on the circle. I made sure that the flower is centered on the circle before running this through my embossing machine. 

I added details to this embossed flower circles by lightly swiping the Versamark ink pad to it so that only the raised edges will get inked. I poured Ranger Holographic embossing powder to the inked areas then heat set it. 

I pounced the center with Versamark ink on a sponge dauber. I poured Ranger Seafoam White embossing powder to this then heat set it. 

There are three songs sung by different artists with the same title 'Because of You.' Each is different from the other but I like it all. For the sentiment, I partially die cut strips of white cardstock to create my customized greeting. The dies I used are from the Altenew Essential Sentiment Strips Die set. I trimmed this sentiment strip making sure that the space on each side of the sentiment is equal. I pounced the Versamark ink pad to these sentiment strip die cuts. I poured Ranger Seafoam White embossing powder to this then heat set it. I adhered a black cardstock to this sentiment strip die cut. I trimmed off the excess. I traced the letters with a clear glitter pen to mute down the black cardstock. I matted the strips with vellum. 

For the card base, I am using a top folding A2 note card. I embossed the front flap of the card using the Altenew Wicker Texture 3D embossing folder. I flicked gray and black mica paint to the the embossed card front.

I added dimension to the circle flowers with scrap cardstock cut with a circle die smaller than the circle flower. I adhered these circles to the back of the circle flower, then adhered these together with the sentiment to the embossed card front following the sketch. 

I adhered white sequins to the card front, then added silver drops to the sequin centers.

I rounded the corners using a We R Memory Keepers Corner Puncher.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join this month's challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

I added below links to the Altenew products I used on the cards above. There will be no additional cost to you should you decide to purchase this/these product/s. It is just a way to help a fellow crafter sustain her love for crafting. While in the Altenew blog, don't forget to check out their new release for this month. Thank you for your support!

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  1. What a wonderful woven embossed background for your pretty round blooms Maria Giselle! Thank you for sharing with us at Inkspirational: white on white! Julia xx

  2. The textured background looks so good and I really like the design of the flowers too. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!