My mind has been swirling with the revolution in Cuba. My father was born there and fought for freedom before being forced to leave. Because this is a card blog, I won’t get into all the thoughts, fears and prayers running through me… instead let me show you this card, created while contemplating it all. (Creativity is great for mulling over things, isn’t it?) For some reason, this image from Picket Fence Studios came to mind; the way she is holding the flower gives the impression of something delicate with a sweet fragrance. It makes me think of the freedom we have here in the USA and how fragile it is.
The color theme for this project was inspired by the Cuban flag, which also happens to be the colors of our flag in the USA.
To create this card, I first stamped Sandra Girl in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored her with Copic Markers. I used E7- colors for her hair, but also added a bit of R59 to mimic the red undertone I often see Cuban-American women choose when they color their hair. To add color to the rest of the card front around her, I used a blender tool to first add Broken China Distress Oxide ink then added some Chipped Sapphire to the corners for a little more depth.
To add more detail to the cardfront but keep it simple, I laid a stencil over the card front then lightly blended on a bit more ink (avoiding the stamped area). You can just see the small floral-like images in the photo above. I’ve left it without sentiment but you could certainly add one with an open layout like this.
Thank you for reading this post today. I hope you are enjoying your day and that this card inspires you to create something from your heart!