One of my favorite activities when I’m in a bit of a design slump is to find a sketch with which to work. Just looking at a sketch and then trying to figure out what in my own personal stash would work with it gets my creative juices flowing. A while back, I created a sketch for a class I was preparing, then let it lie without being used. And today, there it was right when I needed it.
This is a fairly simple sketch and I immediately had some ideas of what to do with it. It didn’t take long before I decided to use some of my Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration products, along with some Annual Catalog products, to create a design.
I used the You’re Inspiring stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog to create the central image of those beautiful daffodils. And you know, of course, that daffodils aren’t just yellow. I chose to make something a bit different, and used my Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to color this large stamped image. It was easy to find a Calypso Coral and Old Olive design in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog’s Designer Series Paper, Delightful Daisy. Once I found those papers, I added in a background of Old Olive Cardstock texturized with the brand new Sale-a-Bration product, Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. What a great complement to the stamped layer and the Designer Series Paper banners.
A note about how I colored the flowers: I just used the Calypso Coral Light Stampin’ Blend to put down a bit of color on the flowers and then used the Color Lifter Stampin’ Blend marker to feather the edges of the colored area. That Color Lifter is great for making pastel images with the Stampin’ Blends!
I finished the card using a sentiment and frame from the Annual Catalog’s Rose Wonder Stamp Set and the coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits. I set this sympathy sentiment off by adding in pieces of the Calypso Coral 1/4″ Ombre and Pear Pizzazz 3/8” Shimmer Ribbon behind.
Why not try this for yourself? I’d love to share copies of any projects you make with this sketch! It’s a great way to get you going on your creativity today.