Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge

I’ve recently discovered the Sunday Stamps Challenge, and have been enjoying playing with it. This week’s sketch provided an opportunity for me to use the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.

Here’s the challenge banner:

Here’s the card I created:

Bermuda Bay and Golden Honey

For this challenge, I again chose to use the floral black and white DSP pattern. The first card I created used So Saffron for the accent color and you can see that card here. This DSP can be earned FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration. Yes, FREE!

This time, I chose to use Bermuda Bay for the coordinating color, which would create a much bolder statement than So Saffron. This color combination has always been beautiful, and the DSP just enhances that beauty. I tried coloring each of the flowers with the Bermuda Bay Blends combo, but it was not working out. Therefore, I used the Stamping Marker instead. I colored each flower on the DSP, the stamped ones for the focal circle, and the two stamped flowers on the front of the envelope.

The Brights DSP provided the color for the three banners. I thought the script pattern would be the most subtle pattern on the floral DSP. When I tried to dry-fit the banners, I decided that I needed to create an outline without adding more bulk. Therefore, I used my Basic Black Stamping marker to outline each of the banners. These outlines created just enough of a separation to make the banners stand out.

In addition, I needed the focal circle to stand out, so I outlined that as well. Again, it’s just a subtle way to make the Stitched Shapes circle stand out, as did the dimensionals that pop it up.

The challenge sketch had some twine on the right-hand side of the card. I’d already earned the Metallic Baker’s Twine FREE with my qualifying purchase. Yes, FREE! Happily, I use this Bermuda Bay twine with Bermuda Bay metallic thread. The metallic thread adds just a hint of bling, which is so pretty.

Putting It Together

My favorite adhesive, the TomBow Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, allowed me to cleanly attached the DSP to the black mat and to the Bermuda Bay card base. I also adhered the stamped and colored flowers using the TomBow.

The focal circle and the sentiment banner are popped up on dimensionals. I really like the depth these dimensionals create.

After I had everything in place, I thought I was done. I kept staring at the card trying to figure out why I thought something was missing. I left the card, and my blue (read: crafting) room for a few hours. When I came back to the card, I realized what I missed: pearls! There are four pearls in the cneter of the flowers. Since I needed to use an odd number of pearls, I decided to place one at the bottom of the sentiment banner.

As always,

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