I have a pretty sketch to show you...
It's a little pocket of paperwhites :) Perfect for the season. This set called Paperwhites is a lovely one from Flourishes. I stamped the image on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and then trimmed out the image with a bit of an edge around...then I stamped a second set of paper whites, cut one out and one leaf to create the feeling of a stem and used that for the front of the pocket. Coloring is a breeze with the white paper whites, just add a little depth for shadow with Copics.
This sketch gives you a lot of real-estate to work with at 5 x 7 inches. The papers are Teresa Collins - Christmas Cottage and they are so rich. I've created a pretty little pocket for my posies with one of our newest Flourishes Custom Dies - Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals. These dies are just gorgeous with the piercing built into the design. I cut an entire oval, then scored in half and trimmed half away, leaving a little pocket shape.
Here you can see I added some embossing to the bottom 3/4 of the card on the card base and then the pretty detailing around the die, and the lace trim and pleated ribbon, and how I extended the horizontal strip of designer paper behind the panel, making it feel like a ribbon as well. Below are the Copics Collections I used.
Now, here are the lovely ladies showing off December CardMaps Sketches
Christine Okken (you are here)
We almost forgot to announce this yesterday...The Gambler's Sale at Flourishes is now down to 35% off! Check out the sale pages HERE.
I'll have some photos for you tomorrow for my 365 Project and then be sure to come back next week. I have some exciting news I've been sitting on for a while that I can't wait to reveal!