I wanted this week's card to be more rustic and work with mixed media. I love the way this card turned out. It is different than what I've been creating lately.
This card uses some old patterned paper scraps. I tore the top and side of the paper to reveal another patterned paper underneath that matches closely with the card base color. I used my Simon Says Stamp dies to cut the greeting banner, and a Papertrey Ink die for the flower background piece.
To create the flower, I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then used my Faber Castell watercolor crayons to color in the image. I needed to add a couple of layers to deepen the color and give it the shaded effect. I topped the image with Glossy Accents to deepen the colors and their shading.
I added some splotches of Mister Huey's (custard I believe), and some copper Stickles glitter glue here and there for little accents. I stamped the greeting with a Studio Calico stamp (I think) and finished with a gorgeous olive colored silky ribbon.
Dog's Tooth Violet Stamp ($10.00)
Nature's Blessings Fine Rubber Art Stamps on Etsy