Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Heart Sunset

Hi All!

Today I'm sharing the Anniversary card I made my parents - they just celebrated 35 years!! I would say that's no small feat nowadays!  I hope they enjoy another 35 together!!

I can honestly say this design started off with just the Tea Lace Paper Doily - weird starting point, right?  I'd been staring at them wondering what the heck to do with them then it hit me - fancy metal park bench!  What do you think?


Stamp sets: none
Cardstock: Costal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Cajun Craze, Basic Black
Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doily, Owl punch, Chevron embossing folder, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Mini Brads (retired), Sponges, Brayer, Tombow liquid adhesive, post it notes

To create the heart sunset I cut a heart from a post it note to create the mask OR you could cut a heart using the Hearts Collection framelits.  Position this on a piece of Whisper White cardstock then brayer So Saffron over then entire piece of cardstock.  Next brayer Crisp Cantaloupe over the top 2/3 of the cardstock, followed by Cajun Craze on the upper 1/3.  Remove the mask and sponge So Saffron inside the heart.  Using Basic Black sponge around the outer edges of the cardstock.

Using Basic Black ink, sponge a Tea Lace paper doily cut in half.  You will need to sponge on several coats to fully cover.  Set aside to dry if necessary before gluing to the finished piece.  To create the couple, punch two bodies of the Owl punch from Basic Black cardstock.  Trim the "ears" of the owls from one of the bodies.  The couples bodies were cut freehand using Basic Black cardstock and paper snips.  Assemble the heads onto the bodies using Tombow glue before adhering to the sunset.  Layer the Tea Lace doily on top of the couple with a little Tombow glue.

I finished off this card by layering the image onto Calypso Coral cardstock, layered on a Coastal Cabana base embossed with the Chevron embossing folder.  Complete by adding a brad to each corner and some Early Espresso baker's twine wrapped around the bottom and tied into a bow.

What do you think about this "out of the box" sunset?  Does it inspire you to try something similar??

Until next time...
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