Hello my crafty friends and thanks for stopping by today! Today I am sharing my entry into this week’s Just Us Girls Wild Card Challenge. As you can see from the graphic, the challenge is to use two or more different patterned papers. I had a lot of fun with this card, it’s simple and interesting all at the same time!
First thing I did was to pick out my first two pieces of patterned paper. I picked a scrap of Authentique paper and a piece of Moda Scrap Spring Flowers paper. I decided to use my MFT Sweet Succulents stamp set for the stamp set I used on the card.
Next, I used my Versafine Onyx Black Ink to stamp all three of the flower pots onto two different pieces of patterned paper. Two on the purple flower paper and and one on the rose pink paper.
Next, once I had the flower pots stamped, I fussy cut the images out using my Cutter Bee Scissors. They’re my favorite scissors to use for fussy cutting, they’re so sharp and smooth.
Next, I took my Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue and glued down all three of the flower pots one piece of Bristol Smooth cut to 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. I then took my masks I had made of the pots using Simon Says Stamp masking paper and stamped three cacti/succulents into the pots. I then took my Prismacolor Premier colored pencils and my Colorless Blender and colored each of the images.
I took two pieces of patterned paper from the Moda Scrap Spring Flowers paper and cut the green one to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and the white lightly patterned paper to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I then took my 1/4″ Scor Tape and put it onto the back of the two patterned papers. I then took foam tape and put it onto the back of the succulent panel. You will see in the final image, but I lined the green paper up angled to give a bit more interest.
Next, I decorated the inside of the card and added the sentiment. I used a birthday sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp ‘Birthday Messages’ stamp set. I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Lime Green ink and then I stamped a cactus as an added bit of decoration. I stamped the pot using Lawn Fawn Merman ink then masked it off and stamped my cactus using Hero Arts Green Hills ink. All of the inks I used on this card, minus the Versafine are dye inks.
Here is my final card! I wound up using four different patterned papers. I’m just getting into paper piecing so doing something simple like this really boosts my confidence in paper piecing. I love how this card turned out, while not one layered, it is one of the simpler cards I’ve made. I have had this Sweet Succulents stamp set for years but this week is the most I’ve ever used it, I’ve made three cards already. I didn’t use it because I felt that such a small image wouldn’t look right but things have changed now. What do you think of this card? Did you join the challenge? I’d love to see what you’ve made!
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