The Basic Grey paper called ""Drive in the Country" inspired this card (Stella Ruby ste-722 .) I just LURVE the way the River Rock & Tempting Turquoise cardstocks go with this designer paper. I added to the Basic Grey paper by stamping. I rarely use my beloved above the mark stamps, but there was a text bit on the BG paper that reminded me of them so much that I had to pull them out.
This is basic, but it might be useful: If you're like me, you often leave the phrase 'til the end & often stamp it crooked. Instead of stamping directly, just stamp on cardstock & cut it out.
1....Stamp background images (sewing stamps by Above the Mark)in Basic Brown
2....Moist kiss [tutorial here] image in Tempting Turquoise onto Basic Grey paper ["Drive in the Country" Stella Ruby-ste-722 .]
3....Paint petals, to define, with light wash of Tempting Turquoise.
4.....Draw glue onto petals (covering them) & glitter them lightly (turquoise.)
5....Stamp Paisley background stamp in Tempting Turquoise on River Rock c.s.; then, sponge with light coordinating colour wash. Trim it & cut out center. Adhering this mat requires good coverage to prevent warping.
6....Cut (smallest) Choc. Chip mat,draw stitches (Sakura glue pen) & glitter them.
7. ...Cut final (largest) Choc. Chip mat, distress & stick mats to each other.
8.... Pierce holes in mat with paper piercer (line up on cutting mat for evenness.)
9....Create band at left side by punching BG paper with notebook punch, sticking to Chocolate Chip c.s. & highlighting with Sakura glitter pen.
10....Stamp card (in & out) with background (sewing themed) in versamark
11....Stamp sentiment on River Rock in Basic Brown & cut it out, Distress it.
12....Adhere everything & Distress edges of card.
13....Glue bead in center of flower with Crystal Effects
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