Today I'm here to share a card that I made for My Favorite Things Superstar Card Contest. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly encourage you to go and check it out. There's still time to participate.. gallery closes tomorrow. There are awesome set of prizes to win but moreover there are such a wonderful gallery of cards for your inspiration. What a eye candy for sure!
There's a story behind this card. I made this card for my husband - who is the best husband ever of course but I wanted to make him a card since he's been very supportive with me with this wonderful hobby of mine. Although, it is mainly fun of course, but there's times that you'll feel frustrated when nothing works and the deadline is tomorrow. He's been wonderful in those situations and I wanted to say thank you.
For those of you who doesn't know, but we went to Hawaii on our honeymoon. What a wonderful place - just loved it there. My hubby also loves maps (God knows how many we have of those..) so I wanted to make a map that reminds him of our honeymoon. That's the inspiration behind this card and here it is:
Firstly, I stamped the flower images with light pink ink and added the base layer of color with copic markers. I love details and sometimes with images this small, details are hard to do with copics so this time I added them with pencils on top of my copic coloured base layer. Found while doing this that polychromos work so much better than coloursofts which blend very well but are so soft that those tiny details where hard to add with them as well. I die cut the flowers and used partly die cutting technique for one of the flowers (second to lowest on right.) Then I inked up my background with Distress inks and added Shimmer mist onto it to give a feel of an ocean. I stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink to the bottom left corner. Before putting my card together I figured the background needed some interest so I cut it to stripes and popped up three of the stripes to get some dimension to my background. Flowers are added with foam tape and liquid glue - as well as the tiny sequins.
Stamps: Polynesian Paradise by My Favorite Things
Dies: Polynesian Paradise by My Favorite Things
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Spung Sugar, Peacock Feathers, Broken China Distress Ink, Milled Lavender Distress Marker,
Paper: Canson Bristol 250mgs (flowers), Neenah Solar White 80lb (the see)
Sequins: Simon Says Stamp White Iris
Flowers: RV00 - RV11 - RV32 - YG21 - Y15 - YR18
Leaves: YG11 - YG03
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils: Pink (C190), Blush Pink (C180), Orange (C070)
Faber-Castell Polychromos: Green Opaque (174), Green Yellowish (168)
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