Good morning my friends and welcome back to the craft room! Today we are going to be working Off the Edge Statement Flowers by AlteNew. This card was inspired by a video by Lostinpaper called How to Make an Easy Shaped Edge Floral Card!
Let’s Color Statement Flowers
I wanted to leave this a single layer card so after stamping the floral image with GinaK amalgam ink I grabbed my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. For the blossoms I started by blending Carmine Red and Crimson Red together.
After blending the colors out more with Gamsol and a blending stump I went back in to add more shadows. I chose to use a deep Tuscan Red to add the extra depth in the nooks and crannies. Blending that color out with the Gamsol really brought the blossoms to life.
The leaves began with Spring Green and Apple Green blending them together. The color was blended out further with the Gamsol and blending stump.
To darken the nooks and crannies I came in with Olive Green. This color was also blended out with the Gamsol and blending stumps.
The flower center was colored with a bit of Spanish Orange and Golden Rod. The image below shows the finished coloring and all of the Prismacolor pencils that were used.
Off The Edge
The tricky part of this card is the partial die cutting. When I stamped the image onto the card base I kept it close to the center of the card. I have never tried this cutting technique before so I was a little nervous getting everything lined up. Because the Sizzix cutting plates have a bevel on each end, it took a couple of passes to get the cut I wanted.
To back the front of the card I used a piece of pattern paper from the Magnolia Moments 6×6 paper pad by Fancy Pants Designs. I chose this paper because it is thicker than most of my pattern paper packs. I had to glue this onto the back of the card front because there was a rather large mess on the back from my desk.
Here is where this card really went sideways for me. When I lined up the pattern paper on the front of the card, it was too close to the score line on one side and too far away on the other side. I could not see a way around this, so off to the paper cutter.
The Finished Postcard
After cutting the back of the card base off, I added another piece of the pattern paper to cover up any imperfections that were left. There is still plenty of room to write a message and a sentiment can be added before mailing.
So what do you think? Have you ever tried Off the Edge die cutting before? If so let me know down in the comments how it went for you.
Thank you for another visit to the craft room and I will see you again next time!!
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