Earlier in the week I posted this monochromatic amaryllis card and explained that I was hoping to play in Flourishes' October Christmas Spirit Challenge, which is 1 stamp, 2 looks! Basically the idea is to take one Flourishes Christmas stamp and use it to design two different cards with completely different looks. Well, this amaryllis stamp I have from Flourishes Calendar Set 3 is the only Flourishes Christmas-y stamp I have, so this challenge really appealed to me!!Anyway, I finally got around to making my second card for this challenge and had a great time doing it. I colored the amaryllis image with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.
I'd love to hear what you think of this pair of cards. This was a really fun challenge--so glad I played along! :)
- SCS color challenge CC292: to use pink pirouette, real red, and pear pizzazz. I had to substitute on all of these, but I think I got pretty close. I went with SU certainly celery, which is a bit lighter than pear pizzazz on the scalloped frame, and a shade darker (with MFP Spring Leaf) on the card base.
- Flourishes Release Week challenge, FLLCOCT10, a sketch found HERE
- Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge, FTTC88, to use ink and edge distressing. If you look carefully, you can see one or the other or both on most all of my layers.
- Flourishes' October Christmas Spirit Challenge, FLLCNOEL6, which is 1 stamp, 2 looks!
Stamps: Flourishes Calendar Set 3
Paper: SU certainly celery CS, MFP spring leaf CS, DCWV Mat Stacks DP, various CS from The Paper Company
Ink: Palette noir black, Palette haystack (sponged on for edge distressing)
Accessories: SU word window punch, MS deco fan border and corner punches, CM oval cutting system, sewing machine, sponge, paper distresser, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, paper blending stumps, foam tape, red rhinestones, pink grosgrain ribbon, Bow-Easy
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, machine stitching, distressing