Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Papertrey's Create Along With Us

There were so many beautiful cards showcased by the PTI design team for the June release. I especially liked this card which was created by Betsy Veldman.


I decided to make a card for the PTI challenge, Create Along With Us. 

This is a sympathy card to send to my good friend who just lost her brother-in-law. I realize that it is not really a typical sympathy card, but I wanted it to be an uplifting card. 

The set that Betsy Veldman created "What the Doodle: Sun" is very stunning. Her card which uses the sun as a sunflower is so lovely. I decided to draw a version of her sun and cut it out. Let's just say I will be really glad when my PTI goodies arrive and I can stamp and diecut this design! It was time consuming to sketch, watercolor and fussy cut the sunflower. I then used the PTI Scribbled Circles Die to represent the leaves or greenery behind the flower. These are adhered to the PTI Quilted Tag Die. I loved the Aqua Mist that Betsy watercolored onto her background, so I did that, too. The tag is then mounted on an Ombre Stripes patterned paper. The sentiment is from the Super Succulents stamp set. 

Here is my card. 



5 comments:

Diana K said...

You did an amazing job with your freehand sunflower! Beautiful CASE - that card of Betsy's was my favourite of the entire release.

Marcia HIll said...

WOW!! What a fabulous job you did drawing your own sunflower...totally in LOVE with everything about your card! :0)

artful-notions said...

No wait... you drew the sun/sunflower freehand? Then color painted it? Then cut it out so perfectly? They need you on the design team! Just beautiful. Very uplifting too!

Cindy O said...

Great card! I like to draw sometimes for my cards, too. Your sunflower creation is lovely!

Patti said...

Wowie!! your drawing of the sun is perfect!! Don't let Betsy see it - she'll throw inthe towel!!giggles!

Patti