Happy Day! A Friend Like You. To mark the very hot weather we have been having in the UK, I decided to make a cooling Tropical Sunset Card. I used the Friend Like You Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue. This has lots of images that can be used as silhouettes, including palm trees. Ideal for my card.
I am sure you have seen other projects like this. Usually the colour is in a circle or a square, but I was looking for something different. Hippo & Friends Dies are one of the Annual Catalogue products I think are overlooked. I get that the images are not everyone’s cup of tea, but please look at the dies. The frame options are worth the price for me. A Post it Note is ideal to use for the horizon line. Adding the colours with Sponge Daubers and a tiny amount of glycerine gives a perfect blend. I started with my Whisper White layer being slightly larger than I needed, keep reading to find out why!
I started my blending with the sea. First Coastal Cabana, then a tiny amount of Bermuda Bay. Using 2 colours avoids it looking flat. I switched to the sky, and a new Post it Note. Calypso Coral ate the horizon, blending into Mango Melody, with the lightest of touches towards the top and then some Coastal Cabana.
Fingers crossed, and remove the mask. Now for the stamping. I chose to use my Stamparatus so I could make sure I got really solid black stamping. Photopolymer stamps can be a little temperamental when it comes to using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Using the Stamparatus means you can stamp repeatedly to give a solid results. Now to trim the layer down to the final size. Starting with a larger piece means you can adjust the positioning a little, depending on where you trim.
Matting the Whisper White on Basic Black really makes the card pop. For some extra drama I popped the Basic Black up on Black Dimensionals. Looking good, but still in need of something, but what? Playing With Patterns Resin Dots include Coastal Cabana, three of these around the feature was just what I needed.
Video Tutorial Time
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
Second Mat – 5-3/8 x 3-5/8” (13.9 x 9.5cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Second Mat – 5 x 3-3/4″
Nail Varnish Colours
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