This card was a lot of fun to make for my mother-in-law’s birthday. I’ve been lucky to have had some wonderful weather here in the Dallas area but we haven’t done much fun things on the weekend because we’ve been catching up on unpacking and more mundane household tasks and errands. I do love scrolling through social media for inspiration (and jokingly to live vicariously through others!) and came across fabulous photos that Amy Tangerine took on a recent trip in Bermuda, specifically in front of the pink wall at the Princess Bermuda!
First I took a 4×6 panel and used one of the Hero Arts Rectangular infinity dies to be able to have a frame and inner rectangle to use for my sentiment focal point. With the frame, I used the Simon Says Stamp stamp set called Oh Happy Day to stamp the leaves in three Simon Says Stamp hybrid ink cubes. With the inner rectangle, I used a pink hued hybrid ink to ink blend with a sponge dauber. I used a slightly darker pink hued ink to stamp the flowers, to create a bit of a tone on tone effect. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the sentiment twice using my MISTI stamping tool. I wasn’t feeling too confident in my skills to outline this whole sentiment with the Heidi Swapp Minc toner pen, so I just settled to do the lines radiating out of the sentiment. I used rose gold foil and ran it through my Minc machine.
I used an adhesive tape runner to adhere the frame to the card base. I wanted some dimension for this card so I used foam tape to pop it up. Looking back, I would have loved to have put down a second layer of foam tape. I felt like the card needed a little bit more oomph so I decided to use Pretty Pink Posh sequins in the Sparkling Mix and Pink Blush. It was definitely a fun card to make. Hope you got to create this weekend!
- Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Oh Happy Day stamp set
- Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
- Simon Says Stamp hybrid ink cubes in : Evergreen, Willow, Catkin, Rosie Cheeks, and Teeny Bikini
- Pretty Pink Posh sequins in: Sparkling Clear mix and Pink Blush
- 3M Foam Tape
- Tombow Mono Adhesive Dot Tape Runner
- Heidi Swapp Toner pen
- Heidi Swapp Rose Gold Reactive Foil
- Heidi Swapp Minc Machine
- Imagine Crafts Sponge Dauber
- Hero Arts Infinity Dies in rectangles