When I create cards, I tend to just go with the flow. I hardly ever sit down with a plan in mind. I just sit, sip my coffee and create...After I'm finished with my card, I love to create a sketch that mimics the layout. It's a bit backwards but it works for me!
Every time I post a card for my Sunday Sip & Share, I'll share the coordinating sketch too. I hope you enjoy! If you choose to use our sketch to create a yummy card, please stop back at the CLC blog Post and share your creation. Just click on the Sip and Share icon below to link your photo back to the original post:
We can't wait to see your interpretation of this week's sketch!
So let's get on with the first Sunday Sip & Share, shall we?!
I love creating fun backgrounds for my stamped cards and this one was sooo fun! I used a new stencil I purchased recently from Fun Stampers Journey called Abstract Wall and applied Light Gold, Yellow Ochre and Paynes Gray Tint Pan Pastels in an overlapping color pattern. Once finished, I added some gold embossing powder here and there by dabbing my Clear Pigment Embossing Ink on the paper and edges.
Can you can see the shimmer effect that is created on the background layer? I love that the Light Gold Pan Pastel creates such a sheer golden shine. It's so gorgeous and helps take your page to the "fancy" stage. I love this medium and it works perfectly to create the soft backgrounds that I love so much!
After creating the background, I applied some matching ribbon and lace from my stash. Then, I selected a few feathers to add dimension and texture, then tied it with a little twine bow. The sentiment and beans from the Uniko set "I LOVE COFFEE" were stamped using Versafine Onyx Ink and embossed with Journey Gold Embossing Powder. I love this gold embossing powder because it has a low heat/melt rate and it creates such a true metallic gold shine. I elected to stamp the sentiment onto graph paper to add a little contrast to the piece.
The colors and triangle pattern seemed a bit masculine to me so I decided to add a bit of a girly touch by adding some yummy ribbons and lace. I think it helped feminize the card. Adding a little feather on a whim finished the card off.
I hope you enjoyed this creation. I had so much fun putting it together. Now let's get to the sketch:#clcsipandshare when posting to social media. You never know, I just might have some coffee loving treats for one special participant!