One of my favorite challenges in making cards is to do Card Sketches. A sketch is simply a layout that can be modified in many ways to change the feeling of a card. You can add additional layers, embellishments or anything you desire to make the sketch your own. This sketch is from CPS and is sketch #25. The bottom card is the one I did orignally and the top card is one in which I added another layer to the card to change it up a bit.
The first card uses Soft Sky cardstock and designer prints double sided paper from Stampin' Up!, as well as Basic Gray and Shimmery White cardstock. I used Soft Sky ink for my background stamping with the smallest flower in Double Line Doodles. The larger flower is stamped in Jetblack Stazon as is the stem. I used my AquaPainter and Regal Rose classic ink to color in the image. After it was blended the way I liked I used a drop of Regal Rose ink from the reinker to make the outline stand out a bit more. The stem is colored in Wild Wasabi and uses the same technique as the flowers. I added some paper piercing, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, my ticket corner punch, white gel pen, 1/16" hole punch and silver Vintage brads. I love the Basic Gray, Soft Sky and Regal Rose color combination.
The second card has a completely different color scheme and feel to it. I used my Baroque Motifs stamp set and stayed with the sketch a little more as it was drawn. The cardstock is Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Brocade Backgrounds designer series paper and Very Vanilla Cardstock. I used Close to Cocoa and All in a Row for my faux stitching. The sentiment and background is stamped in Always Artichoke ink. To make the flowers stand out a bit more I used Not Quite Navy and Pumpkin Pie. Vintage Brads are used in the center of each flower and they are popped up on dimensionals.
Now I challenge you to see how many possibilities you can come up with one card sketch. I could keep going, but unfortunately I have to cook dinner. I will try to make a some more cards later tonight.