Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Sketch Inspired Card

Hello! I created this card to join Hero Arts' Challenges. I've combined two themes in one card. I enjoy doing that. It is not really about having an entry in several challenges but more on being able to create a card that suits several themes. It challenges my creative mind.

When I found out that one of the challenges is on hugs, this stamp set, Hero Arts Lil Hoot, came into my mind right away. I had this for a long time now. I like the cute images in this set and one of the sentiments in this set suits the theme.

I stamp the bear duo on a Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the image with Copic markers. I fussy cut the image leaving a white background around it.

Working on the sketch background, this is where I feel I had more difficulty in putting together. I was trying to incorporate a heart to the lay out but it just would not work despite changing patterned papers. When this happens to me, I walk away from my crafting table instead of wasting my effort and supplies. This crafting time out always work for me. When I come back with a fresh mind, I usually figure out what's wrong in the design that I am able to fix it, and finish the card.

I am using scraps of patterned paper. I used the A & B sides for the back panel and middle strip panel. Using this kind of paper is very convenient since most of the time, the A & B sides coordinate with each other. I inked the edges of this paper with Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye Distress ink.

For the rectangular paper, I used a gold vellum. I added diamond cuts using an Ellen Hutson Diamond Designer die tying up with the diamond patterned paper.

I heat embossed the sentiment on a kraft card stock using Hero Arts white embossing powder.

I put these all together to re-create the sketch. I adhered this to a top folding kraft cardstock. I added Ranger Black Enamel to make the eyes pop. I made an enamel mess on one of the baby bear's eyes. Despite burping my enamel bottle on a rag, it just gave out a big blob of enamel. Oh, no! I scooped some of the enamel off to the best that I can. Despite doing this, since it is a black enamel, it left a black stain to the area. After the enamel has dried, I covered this black stain with a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen. Looks much better, what do you think?

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day! Stay safe always.

Maria Giselle B.

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