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|This was an easy and fast card to create. It features DP from Recollections Backyard summer series. The wine and its bottle are from a sticker set again from Recollections. This card is all about relaxing and de-stressing. I gave this card to my coworker who had a less than desirable vacation.|
|I did add a few embellishments including three glitter enamel dots|
and washi tape. I thought the glasses and bottle were floating in space so I added the washi tape to ground them.
|I took the sentiment that came with the paper pad and trimmed it down to fit.|
Then added a white border to coordinate with outer layers.
|The background stamp is from Peddler's Pack.|
The image was colored using Polychromo colored pencils.
I have learned to love this product because they blend so beautifully.
|I used the spotlight technique for the heart and then traced around the outside of the die and manually cut out the vellum heart. I do have a nesting heart set but the next size up was way too big. The black banner completes the sentiment even though they are from two different sets.|
|The black border looks so sharp against the colored stuffed animals. It frames the background so nicely. I also like the banner continuing under the heart sentiment. It all came together so nicely.|
|I can't find a tutorial for this technique but essentially you mask off areas with some Post-It notes and daub around the edges leaving the middle relatively light. I first stamped the zebra print, twice. why? The stamp was square, I had to line it up in the MISTI and flip the paper and stamp it again. I masked the area that was already stamped so it wouldn't have overlapping patterns.|
|The white border really lets the letters pop off a pattern card.|
The black banner was done for that purpose too, to stand out in the mist of pattern and color.
|I wanted to create a bit more dimension so I stacked the Altenew Bold Alphabet dies 4 or 5 high on 110lb. CS. I think visual and actual dimension is what makes this card so unique.|
|A simple Tim Holtz bird die cut from dark pink paper. |
The branches, also from Tim Holtz, is die cut from dark green DP.
|The cupcake challenge used a very pretty color combo like the one you see here. For the background, I lightly sponged over a Stamplorations stencil in the place where the bird should be highlighted.|
|The only detail is a stamped paisley to the wings and tail.|
|Lots of white space surrounding a lot of color. The owls are actually coloring stickers that I found at The Outlet. Thought they would look good on a card (isn't there a blog by that name?).|