AHSC #144

I’m going to let you in on one of my little blogging and OCD secrets. Even though my biweekly design team posts for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge are not due until Wednesday, it’s my goal to have my post up on Mondays but I have this weird OCD tendency that I can’t move on to another project when I have a unfinished one on my desk! I’ve been working on a layout and realized towards the end of the layout that I “need” gold glitter embossing powder to finish it.  I found out last night that it’s not scheduled to arrive until Thursday, so I forced myself to clear that project from my desk today to create my card for Sketch #144.

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For my card I used a white cardstock base and then cut a panel for the front of the card using the same cardstock. My floral image is a little larger than shown on the sketch and I shifted it to the left side of the card. The flower image is a cut file from The Cut Shoppe on watercolor paper. Before I removed the paper from my Cricut® cutting mat I used watercolor paints to color the floral image and leaves. I set it aside to let it dry and grabbed the white cardstock panel to run the lower half of the cardstock panel through my Big Shot using a Lifestyle Crafts dry embossing folder. I planned on using patterned paper to back the die cuts but couldn’t find anything in my stash I liked. So I grabbed my watercolor paper and created a backdrop for my flowers. I wanted to add a little bit of black to help the floral image pop so I added a couple strips of black cardstock along the white cardstock panel and also a strip of Black Shimmer Trim under the die cut. I also wanted another pop of color so I added in a few CTMH  Pink Flamingo Dots. I’ll add a sentiment to the inside of the card when the occasion arises to send it out!
I’m linking this card to The Cut Shoppe Blog ‘Cut It Out’ Challenge.

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Be sure to head over to Atlantic Hearts to enter your papercrafting project based off Sketch #144!



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