card kit, Hero Arts, Technique, Thinking of you

A Midsummer Night

I think that I am ready for spring and summer to be here already. Lately, I have been really into the lighter, softer colors. I’m working on some cards for the new release coming up with Simon Says Stamp and all those colors are just calling my name… Which brings me to this card.

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This card actually came together pretty fast. I started by die cutting a white panel of heavy weight white card stock with this beautiful tree die. This was from a My Monthy Hero kit by Hero Arts. These kits are an exceptional value. They usually sell out quite fast and once they are gone… that’s it…usually. However, they do a poll every year to see what kit you’d like to see come back and then bring it back again for a short time. I highly recommend checking them out. Now, back to the card!

After cutting the die from white card stock, I then cut some white fun foam for dimension. I have found that it is easiest to keep the fun foam negative and positive  together and not detach it right away. If I take it out right away, the fun foam becomes misshaped and larger than the paper die cut. I glued both of these pieces together with liquid glue.

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I die cut a smaller panel of bristol smooth cardstock to ink blend the beautiful summer night colors. For this, I used Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans, Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade. I added some spatters of water and quickly used a paper towel to dry them. I  also took some Perfect Pearls and water to add some spatters of shiny goodness. When the panel was dry, I added the sentiment in black detail ink.

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I glued the white die cut panel onto the ink blended background and decided that it just needed a few more pops of color. I stamped out quite a few of the smallest leaves in Stampin’ Up “Certainly Celery”. I have had this ink in my stash for so long that they don’t even have it any more! Or they may have renamed it. It looks very close to “Pear Pizzazz” but I’m not entirely sure. The leaves were die cut using some of the smallest dies I think I’ve ever seen. They are so cute! I attached the leaves in various areas with liquid glue.

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The finished panel was attached to an A2 sized card base of heavy weight white cardstock. Just look at that dimension from the fun foam. It really makes it pop up off of the colored base nicely!

I hope this card brought a little warmth to your day and has you dreaming of nicer and warmer weather.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @anchored_by_ink (you can check out the link below). I will be showing some peeks of Simon Says Stamp newest release coming March 7th.

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