Hi friends! I have another challenge card to share with you today. I had so much fun with the last sketch challenge I entered that I decided to give it another go. I think my interpretation of the sketch is probably pretty loose, but I like how it turned out. Read on for how I made this card!
I used the Dahlia Turnabout stamp and die from Concord & 9th. The dahlia serves as the circular element from the sketch (see the end of this post for the sketch). First, I stamped the sentiment (from the Petals & Pallets set) onto some watercolor paper using VersaMark and embossed it in gold. Then, I watched the very helpful instructional video on the C9 website, as this is the first time I’ve used one of the turnabout stamps. I made my template, marked my stamp, and stamped the dahlia twice, turning 90 degrees in between each stamp. Because I was planning to paint the petals, I used Distress Ink in Antique Linen. The ink is water-reactive, so it sort of just disappears under the watercolor paint.
For the “third turn”, I lined up the coordinating die with my image, said a little prayer, and ran it through my die-cut machine. I cut this watercolor panel down using a rectangle die (I failed to note the dimensions, but for reference, the card base is A2 – 4.25 x 5.5″) and positioned it off center over some coordinating embroidery floss.