I don't consider myself a creative person. As much as I love rubber stamping and other paper crafts, the creative process does not come naturally to me. I am still learning and searching for my style, but love every minute of the process. So I hope you enjoy this creative journey with me. Please be patient while I develop my blog since I am a newbie and still figuring this blogging thing out.
Now to my first creation:
I made this card for a product demo I did at my local stamp store, Loving Hands Creations, for one of their open houses. I was demonstrating using Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Inks. I created the sky background by using the Clearsnap Stylus tool to sponge Ice Blue ink on the paper. I used a torn paper towel as my mask to create the clouds. I have seen this technique done using various masks, from scalloped edged paper to acrylic pieces made specifically for this purpose. However, I find that torn paper towels gives a more natural look to the clouds. Next, I sponged on Lime Pastel and Olive Pastel for the grassy area. On a separate piece of paper, I stamped the flower image from Artful Stamper with Blackbird ink. I used the stylus tool to color the petals with Wisteria, Lavendar, and Blackberry. I used Butterscotch and Bisque for the flower center. I used the same greens from the grassy area on the flower stem. I cut the flower out and adhered it to my background. I stamped the sentiment from Great Impressions with Charcoal. For the card base, I used Prism cardstock (embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder) and Cloud 9 Designs DP. The ribbon is American Crafts. The crystals are from Mark Richards and glitter is Stickles.