Monday 18 January 2016

Forever Friends

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today. It's wonderful to have you here.

Today's card is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Best Friends. As they said, there are so many ways to interpret this theme, and I had originally thought of pets. The whole "Man's best friend" and all, but then I thought with Valentine's Day right around the corner a more romantic card would be just as fitting. More of a "Today I married my best friend" theme.

I hope you all like this card, and I truly hope that this card inspires you to create something of your own.

For this card, I first cut a landscape boarder for the grass and masked off the upper portion of the panel. I applied the distress ink very generously until the hillside looked the way I wanted it to. 

I then used the other side of the scrap I had cut to mask off the bottom. I used an extra die cut oval to mask off where I wanted the sun to be. I then worked from the top and darkest area and gradually made my way towards the centre and lighter area of the panel.

I then removed the oval portion of the mask and created the setting sun.

Given the properties of distress ink and how much of it was applied to the panel, I had to hit it with my heat gun to ensure it was completely dry.

I then used my MISTI to ink and reink (and reink) the silhouette stamps. Drying with my heat gun as well. 

The greeting is heat embossed with silver. I wanted to keep it small and simple, so as to not take away from the card itself.

1 comment:

  1. What a great card and I love the background you've created, it works so well with the silhouette! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us love on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)


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