Well, here it is! My first project with the Design team of Runway Inspired Challenge. This week we have a guest designer; Susan R. Opel, the Creative Editor of Paper Crafts Magazine! And the inspiration photo is from Betsey Johnson Spring 2013:
Bright and funky isn’t it? But I was inspired by the fluffy skirt with its many folds. It almost looks like an inverted Carnation.
I chose a flower stamp from the Fabulous Florets set by Stampin’ Up!, and stamped it on light orange paper with Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral ink. I did the shading by masking off everything except for the 1.5 inch strip, then applying Pumice Stone Distress ink with a sponge applicator. I applied more ink at the bottom and less as I went up, and thus achieved the gradation. Finally I stamped the stem and the sentiment onto the card base, and attached the flower with foam adhesive.
I didn’t stop at one card though, I went ahead and made a few others. They are similar in that they all have a flower that resembles the skirt and quite the same design.
The front grey panel of this card was actually a scrap piece left over from another project. I had cut out the leafy stem and used it for this card. I simply clear embossed this gradation stamp on black card stock and used it as the card base. Another stamped flower and the card was done.
Then I wanted to see how it would look with the colors inverted and made this card:
And finally, I used a different flower stamp and made this card:
This week’s sponsor is Simon Says Stamp and the winner will get a $15 gift card to their online store. I hope you will get a chance to participate, and for more inspiration, please check out the gorgeous creations by the rest of the design team.