Journey Week - Day 1

April 1, 2019

Hello friends this is Nicky with you today and I have a new card to share and hopefully inspire you with.  My card today features Journey from the most recent release and it has coordinating Elle-ments.  My card also uses the pretty Confetti Mat Die.

I started by ink blending two A2 panels of white cardstock so that they matched (loosely speaking)!  I used Distress Oxides in Crushed Olive and Spun Sugar.  One panel was already die cut with a basic stitched edge but with the other one I used the Confetti Matt Die but instead of cutting with it, I embossed with it in my Cuttlebug.  That same top panel was then stamped with the sentiment of 'Happy Birthday' and I also used one of the mini floral images from the stamp set and switched between my green and pink inks and did 1st, 2nd and even 3rd generation stamps throughout the scene just to build an interesting background.

I backed this top panel with a layer of white craft foam and adhered it to the other panel and this whole piece was then adhered to a 110lb white cardstock base which is very sturdy for such a dimensional card.

On Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped my images from Journey using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil.  I also picked one of the tiny sentiment images intended for the licence plate and stamped that too.   I watercolour painted my images using the following limited colour palette of Kuretake Zigs - Mid Green 046, Pale Pink 028, Mid Gray 096 and Haze Blue 302.  I then die cut my images and adhered them with two different thicknesses of foam tape.

The finishing touches were to highlight one or two areas with a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen and I also dotted in some pale gold dots using a Sakura Jelly Roll pen which gives the card an exciting twinkle when it is handled in the light.

Thanks for coming along to read today and I hope to see you next time I'm back with a card for Avery Elle!

Nicky x

Products Used:-

Journey Clear Stamps
Journey Elle-ments
Confetti Mat Die

1 comment:

sharon g said...

So sweet! This reminds me of our honeymoon. We took off in our VW camper for a camping honeymoon. Great memories. THANKS

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