My stamp was the Sunflower Single Solid and I liked how it stamped with chalk inks. The sunflower is really detailed and looked really good with the saturated chalk ink colors on these cards.
This card features the sunflower as the subtle background stamped with brown chalk ink on kraft. I used Hero Hues chalk inks in Punch, Poppy and Iris to stamp the 3 main images. The leaves were die cut from PTI felt with a Sizzix leaf die. Wild Honey stickles and a brown Sharpie marker add the finishing touches.
For this card, I used Frost White Color Box pigment ink to stamp the sunflower on brown felt for the background. I heat set it and was really surprised with how detailed the stamped flowers came out.
For the main panel I made a couple masks with the sunflower and stamped and masked 2 columns of flowers using Color Box Chestnut Roan chalk ink and Hero Hues Poppy chalk ink. I added a blue background with a Prismacolor watercolor pencil. The finishing bits came from May Arts ribbon, brads and a metal sentiment from my stash. The perfect stitching still eludes me, but I soldier on in my attempts.
The metal butterfly is from Rikke in Denmark. We exchanged cards last year after meeting in the Hero Arts Flickr group. My next card is actually based on one of the cards in her photostream.
I tried something different with the stamping and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
The background is the sunflower stamped with Soft Sand Shadow ink by Hero Arts on white cs. Then I layered some Hero Arts patterned paper with some scrap paper and scalloped die cut felt on a kraft die cut. For the decorative flower I stamped the solid sunflower on Basic Grey Sweet Threads pp with Versamark and clear embossed it. Then I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink in a teardrop ink pad to add ink directly over the embossed image to bring out the details of the flower. I used a dry paper towel to remove the excess ink from the embossed part. The details on this card are a Maya Road ruffled blossom, Hero Arts gems and an SRM sticker sentiment.
I hope you are inspired to create something with fabric or felt and join in the challenge at Lily Pad Cards, where you'll find lots more inspiration from the Design Team!
~ Matthew 5:14-16 ~
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand,
and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before men,
that they may see your good deeds
and praise your Father in heaven."