A Little Bit Of Romance

By | 01/21/2020

Theme challenges pose more of a challenge for me than a sketch challenge.

I decided to combine this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge, which is a theme challenge, with this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

The theme is “Romance”.

What stamps do you have that you might use for a romance theme?  I was thinking champagne glasses, hearts, flowers…candy?

This was a real challenge!  I went for the rose.

CAS romance card kim skinner

This is another one of the pre-made die cuts from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Botanicals collection.  I actually found them on clearance at my local craft store.  Each package had a different mix of die cuts, so of course I bought two packages!  I love how they look like photos of the flower.

A masking technique using low tack tape was used to create the triangles.  The new Altenew Tranquility ink pads were then used to create an ombre effect keeping the darker ink blended toward the flower and the lighter ink toward the bottom and side of the card.

The sentiment is yet another sentiment from the Atlenew More Than Words set.

Here is the sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

CAS romance card kim skinner

I love this sketch.  There are just so many possibilities.  I will be using this sketch again in the future.  I can picture using patterned paper in the triangle spaces or maybe even rainbows with watercolors or alcohol markers.

Here is the Paper Craft Crew theme inspiration:

CAS romance card kim skinner

I actually really love how this card turned out.  I also love that while I’m super busy moving, this was a quick and easy card to create.  Don’t forget those die cuts you have in your stash.  The are a life saver when you need a card in a hurry.

A watercolor wash or an ink blended background and a fabulous sentiment make it feel okay to use images you didn’t create yourself.

Thank you for stopping by!

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