Today's card is my very first attempt at the "No Line Coloring" technique that is so popular right now and while I love the way the card itself turned out, I think it is fair to say that I still need to practice the technique a bit more until I get it to my liking, lol! I did use the sketch from Paper Craft Crew, the inspiration photo from The Card Concept and the technique challenge from ModSquad for my inspirations and I will also be entering it @ heARTful Stamping for "Anything Goes".
The papers I used on this project are all from Close To My Heart and the stamp is from STAMPlorations. I chose my patterned papers to mimic the textures of the bag and the door in The Card Concept's inspiration photo. The card base is A7, to accommodate the generous size of the stamp. I did all my stamping on the front of the card in Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Using the sketch as the visual on how to trim my layers, I then stamped the Zinnia repeatedly on a white scrap to make a coordinating background paper...stamping off the edge with it etc. Then I stamped it once more on a separate piece for my main image that I colored with Spectrum Noir markers...filling in some details using Prismacolor pencils, white gel pen and clear Wink of Stella before I fussy cut it out.
Using several die cuts from my monthly Spellbinder's Club Collection, I cut 2 vines in green, 2 sprigs from vellum and the word "HI" out of the wood print paper before layering it on top of the coral cardstock. Other accents were done with self adhesive Sea Foam Shimmer Trim from CTMH and some Twine from SU wrapped around the card base. I then also "colored" the 2 letters in with the Wink of Stella Pen and now it shimmers just like the sparkle trim -love it! Wish the camera would capture that the way the naked eye does.
I also highlighted the stems of the vine tendrils using the Wink of Stella pen and I was able to capture a bit of that detail in this photo here...
The layers were adhered using my ATG gun, the BGE from ScraPerfect and the beautiful self adhesive sequins from CTMH came with the mini glue dots already attached! Mini foam dots were used to give the focal flower it's added dimension.
I wanted the front of the card to steal the show, so I simply stamped a sentiment from TAC inside in a Memento gray ink.
If you have yet to try "no-line coloring"... what are you waiting for??? Give it a shot!
Until next time~