Ah, it feels good to get back in the groove again. If you ever hit a slump, I highly recommend sketch challenges. They provide just enough boost to get your creative burners flowing again. This week, at JustRite, we were given the following sketch challenge with the requirement to use an Americana color scheme.
Fitting that I just received 2 batches of JustRite stamps from Lil' Lambs Boutique. I decided to rotate the sketch for my card. The stamp is from the Seeds of Kindness collection. I created the white borders using the Doily Lace Trim Martha Stewart punch.
I decided to create my own patterned paper for the red strip. Here's a quick tutorial on creating your own patterned paper. First, cut out a small flower using a die machine or stencil (Tattered Florals Alterations Die used here). Take a blank ink pen and trace around the flower onto the red paper strip. Set white flower randomly about when tracing.
Next, take a white opaque pen (Inkssentials used here) and draw white dots around the inner edge of your traced flowers. It's as simple as that. You now have your own patterned paper.
If you get a chance, stop by JustRite and join the challenge. You have until Friday.
Paper: AC Cardstock
Stamp: JustRite - Seeds of Kindness collection
Dies: Tattered Floral Alterations Die by Sizzix, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Punch: Doily Lace Trim by Martha Stewart
Inkssentials Opaque Pen
Stickles by Ranger Ink: Christmas Red