Don't you just love that pattern? I created it using 3 of the images from our newest release, Poinsettia Patterns. When I say the possibilities are limitless...I'm not exaggerating. Below is a pictorial of the steps I used to create this pattern.
I stamped the first two images to get my pattern started. Once I had my spacing correct, I stamped a row of each image, alternating between the two. To finish, I came back with the smallest image in the set and stamped into the space created where the other two images met.
The focal point of this card is just a collage of elements. I created the circle (or half circle)from the sketch by using half of a doily, I have a ton of these left over and this color palette just screamed "use a doily!" to me. ;o) I created one of those "poofy" flowers, just because it had been a while. The only difference is I spritzed each scallop punched piece (5 in all) with a bit of water before scrunching them up. This allows them to get super wrinkly, giving the appearance of a carnation...or a peony possibly. I added a little tag stamped with a sentiment, also from Poinsettia Patterns, and added a butterfly to the bow.
I matted it all on black and then adhered that with dimensionals to a black card base. Now, if I wasn't too lazy to pull out a sewing machine...some stitching would have taken this over the top...but I'll leave the sewing to the resident pros. ;o)
So, all in all, I strayed from the sketch just a bit. But hey, that's what a sketch is for, right? It's a wireframe for a design. A starting point. Something to get the wheels-a-turning and the creative juices flowing. And I love what this sketch helped me to accomplish. So THANKS! Kazan and Laura for the inspiration!
Stamps: Poinsettia Patterns (Wplus9)
Ink: Pretty in Pink craft ink (Stampin' Up!); Midnight Black (VersaMagic); Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Tim Holtz Ranger); Fresh Snow (PTI)
Cardstock: True Black, Sweet Blush, White (PTI); Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up!); Doilies (Wilton)
Other: Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder (Stampin' Up!); White Satin Ribbon (Offray); Black pearls (Kaiser)