First I want to thank ATCAS Challenge Blog for picking me up along with all the lovely ladies in their Wall of Fame :) I am so honored and thankful to them :)
So, when I saw the cue card Arrow at CASology Week -62, I wanted to go with a more graphic and modern approach, I guess that's what the word ARROW shouts at me... but at the same time it also shouts heart which is the more traditional approach to arrows :) So, what I did finally was to create two cards, yeah I did do that. To make these cards, I have used stamps, dies and also few of my handmade paper stencils. I know you must be thinking how weird is that but the fact is I like freedom in my creations and adding my elements does exactly that :D
So for my first card, I inked the color splat stencil, then masked it to do the rest. I then used the circle stencil to ink it with blue and green colors. Rest I did some stamping using the Arrows and Punctuation - Scrappy Cat stamps and Inkadinkadoo - Dots and Flourishes stamps. Finally, I hand drew and colored my arrow and pushed the tip into the color splat by making a small cut. The rest of the arrow was stuck using foam dots. Here's a peek into my stencils :)
|This was hand drawn and cut with Exacto knife|
|This was made using Sizzix Circle dies|
Now my second card was inspired by the traditional concept of an arrow and I was also inspired by the Colors at 10 Min Crafts Dash #26. I thought with my splat stencil ready, I can make another card within 10 mins and I did ;) It took me 8 min and 43 sec.
To make it, I used my Nestabilities heart dies to cut out the heart from red card stock, the little hearts were stamped using Studio G-iClear stamp set on red card stock and then fuzzy cut. The dots were punched out using my paper punch. The arrow was hand drawn and cut on gray card stock. Rest, I inked the color splat stencil, addes the heart over it using foam dots. Inserted the arrow into the heart by making a slight slit. Stuck the rest of the hearts and dots. Stamped the sentiment from Studio G Stamp set :)
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