> Hand-Drawn Blooms Thank You Card for The Spot Challenge #117 - Rick Adkins

Hand-Drawn Blooms Thank You Card for The Spot Challenge #117

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I designed for this week's sketch challenge over at The Spot.  If you have never heard of the Spot we are a group of creatives that have teamed up to bring you a weekly papercrafting challenge.  One week it may be a technique challenge, a themed challenge, a color challenge or as in this week we have a sketch challenge.  The challenges are pretty open to your creative needs as you can see with my card today.  


For my card today I picked the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set and Dies as my main focus on my card.  But I wanted to share it in just a little bit of a different way then what's in the stamp set.  I chose to use just the top part of the stamp and the supporting flowers in the set instead of the top and bottom parts of the stamped images.  The flower bouquet in the hand-drawn bloom stamp set is actually two different stamps put together to make it.  I wanted to use just the small top part today.  

image by Stampin' Up! 

You can see what I am talking about in the image above.  You can see that there are two images that make up the bouquet.  I went with just the top part on my card today.  I stamped this image onto a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock in Tuxedo Memento Black Ink.  I knew I wanted to use a few of my Stampin' Blends to color the image.  I used Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green Blends on my card today.  


I also stamped the small supporting flowers from the stamp set to add just a few more flowers to my card.  I mean why not have a nice bouquet of flowers right.  I colored them in the same color theme but on some I changed up the color combinations a little.  


Once the coloring was complete I took two pieces of the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper and cut them at the same diagonal points.  This way I could just attach them to my Magenta Madness Mat without having to do weird things to make it fit.  Actually there are no weird things that would make it fit once you flipped it over to the other side it's going in the wrong direction.  But, by cutting the two at the same time I now have paper cut for another card.  


After adding the DSP to the card I attached everything to my card base using the Stampin' Seal adhesive.  Which by the way I love.  I then used a stitched squares in the Stitched Shapes Dies and cut out my bouquet top.  I then cut out the extra flowers the the matching dies from the Banner Blooms Dies and popped them up with either regular Dimensionals or Mini Dimensionals.  I added the thank you to a strip of scrap cardstock and made a fish tail banner and popped it on the card.  I layered the stitched square unto a square I cut out from Magenta Madness Cardstock and popped it up on the card front.  

Here's the Sketch that inspired my card today.  I hope that you will take time and play along with us this week.  You can check out what the other design team members created to inspire you this week by clicking here.  Thank you for dropping by today.  If you need (ha ha who I am I kidding we all need everything) or want any of the supplies you have seen me use today you will find them all listed below in my online shopping link.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Rick