This next card is one that I didn't think to be one of my best, but it was really fun, very cheerful and fairly simple to complete.
The challenge was both a sketch for the layout and a technique. A quick note on the layout... it was originally supposed to be a square card, but my central image lent itself to a regular A2 card.
The challenge is called "Out of the Box". I first stamped the tulips from Both Ways Blossoms on Georgia Pacific white cardstock. Using a ruler, I penciled in square around the flowers, deliberately letting a few of the flowers fall outside the perimeter. I used my Fiskers trimmer on the straight cuts and continued trimming around the flowers with my precision scissors. After the image was trimmed, I matted the flowers with Real Red cardstock (1/4" larger than the original size - as normal).
To add a little definition, I doodled an outline on both white panels.
Supplies: Paper: Summer Sun, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Georgia Pacific WhiteTo color the tulips, I used SU markers and colored pencils, using the tutorial outlined HERE (Vibrant Colors).
cardstock; Stamps: Crosshatch BG, Both Ways Blossoms; Ink: Brilliance Graphite
Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun; Accessories: Black journaling marker, Red
Grosgrain ribbon, Red Dotted organdy May arts ribbon, SU marker in YoYo Yellow,
Certainly Celery, colored pencils, blending stump.
I loved how cheerful the card is. I think it will be perfect as a Birthday or Get Well.