This is one of the cards I'm making for the Dare to get Dirty Challenges
I couldn't find a flower stamp that I liked in my stash, so I drew one myself...
easy peasy....here's how:
Step one: mark where you want the base of the flowers to be with pencil ( ...make it very light you'll erase it later)
with a light green brush marker...I used pear pizzaz by Stampin' Up
hold the brush horizontal to the paper , touch it down the whole length of the brush
and flick it up..lifting as you do...try it on scrap paper a few times till ya get the feel of it.
using a shade darker marker add more leaves right over the light ones
....make them shorter and angle them a little more.
with the other end ...the writer end.... make stems, three or four..
.make them different lengths.
choose two flower colors... I used rose red and pretty in pink...
at the end of each stem, make a dot with the darker color...
this is the flower center,so make it whatever size you want .
now you're ready to make a petal...
place the tip of the brush next to the dot you just made ...
press the brush down...wha-la, press it down just a little and you've got a tiny petal...
press it down it's whole length and you get a bigger petal!
Add as many petals around your center as you want.
don't try turning your wrist... turn the paper... it's easier and looks better!
grab the lighter green marker and make a leaf...
same technique as the petals ..except place the tip of the brush
away from the stem and press back toward the stem.
stamp your greeting along the same visual line as the base of the leaves
I like to scatter little dots around the flowers...but you don't have to...
then using a ruller draw lines around your card
I hope you give this a try.
Here's pictures of the other cards I've made for the challenges:
till next time,