It's offiically time for my absolute favorite card series:
One Plus Twelve!
This is my 3rd year of doing this personal card challenge,
designed to stretch the use of my stamps in a creative way.
I chose a stamp
- and just one -
and use it all year long for each of the 12 months.
You can peek here to see how it all started :)
Let's get started with January!
The stamp that stole my heart while on vacation
and whispered I'm the one ...
Altenew's Build-a-flower Magnolia!
Magnolias are my very favorite flower ♥
The moment the sweet aroma of a magnolia in bloom
drifted through the breeze on our trip,
I knew what my stamp would be!
So officially for me, it's an #Altenewyear :)
For my January card, I purposely repurposed :)
We were boxing up from the holidays
and I wanted to use part of 2020 to create in 2021 ....
so the small corrugated piece of a box became my card base.
I added a base layer of gesso, let it dry, and followed it with
a coat of white acrylic paint and let that dry.
Going for a distressed kinda look, I took sandpaper and distressed it.
Next, I used a stitched die to cut the shape -
but keep the integrity of the ridges and texture - that was tough! :)
The look I was going for was take something (trash)
and make it something else - like a phoenix rising from the ashes!
I added a circle of vellum paper for the backdrop of the magnolia
which I used with inks and alcohol markers to layer the colors.
Magnolias are pink, purple, white and even yellow
but I'm pretty sure you'll see quite a few colors this year ;)
The sentiment is from the stamp set Amazing Things
as it's a wonderful reminder at the start of a new year!
I am DELIGHTED that I'm seeing this creative idea take off
and friends AND friends of friends creating with One Plus Twelve, too!
as we tend to have a lot of fun doing card challenges together
~ I love when my middle-of-the-night ideas turn into fun-ness!
If you're joining in, let me know so I can vist your blog/gallery ~
Thanks for stopping by!
Card entered to: Word Art Wednesday