Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Rainbow Background Window Card

Hello! I am late in posting for our new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog. Nothing new for those who follow me and read my blog. I lost track of time. I did not realize it is already July. The good thing is I have the lay-out of this card sketched so I was quick in creating it.

Our challenge theme is Rainbows Galore. Our sponsor is Li'l Blue Button Stamps. I printed the image on kraft cardstock. I colored the image with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.

For the card panel, I am using a Neenah Dessert Storm cardstock cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". I scored it at the middle to create a side-folding A2 note card. I created a heart window using a Hero Arts Cut-Outs Floral Heart die. I am not using the intricate heart die cut for this card but I saved it for a future project.

I needed another heart to create a rainbow background for the heart window. I don't have a heart nesting die so I traced the heart on the same dark kraft cardstock using the die I used to create the window. I fussy cut the heart and I did not like how I cut it. Instead of cutting another one again with my scissors, I went to my reliable Cricut to cut the heart out.

I blended inks to this heart using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China. I used a small Picket Fence Life Changing Brush to apply and blend the inks. I cleaned the brush in between colors by brushing the color off a baby wipe, then brushing it on paper to make sure I removed the color before using the brush on another color. I adhered this to the inside of the card by lining the heart to the window on the front of the card, applied liquid glue to its back, and closed the card onto it.

For the front of the card, I embossed it using Li'l Inker Designs Quilted Stitched Pattern die. I fussy cut the image leaving a small border around the image. I wanted to back this up with another kraft cardstock to make it sturdy. This would have been easy if I cut the image using the Cricut. Since I did not, I traced the fussy cut image on a kraft cardstock, then fussy cut this using the lines as a guide. It is not a perfect match but it is good enough. I added liquid adhesive to the back of the digital die cut, to the areas that will adhere to the front of the card. I added liquid adhesive to other fussy cut kraft cardstock, then adhered this to the back of the window.

For the sentiment, I embossed this on the dark kraft cardstock using white embossing powder. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant Sunday Sentiments stamp set. I die cut this using Avery Elle Simple Sentiments Elle-ments. I die cut two more strips to adhere to the back of the embossed sentiment to create some dimension.

For the inside of the card, I strategically stamped the sentiment so it is covered by the digital image. I stamped this using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I used the Misti Stamping Tool just in case I need to re-stamp, which I did. I end up re-stamping the sentiment since I did not have a good impression the first time.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope to see your rainbow creations in the challenge blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. Love this Maria! That rainbow die cut heart is so pretty and I adore that stitched background!