Today I am joining Mama Elephant in highlighting the Big News stamps and dies, which I combined with the Big Hello Script – also from the new April release.
I started my card by stamping the bear with the sign from the Big News stamp set. Then I colored it with Copic markers and added little details with a white gel pen. Then I could easily die cut it with the matching dies.
To add the sentiment to the sign I used the “Missing you lots” sentiment from the stamp set and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.
To create the background for my card I used watercolor cardstock and Ken Oliver’s Liquid Metal in the color Pewter. This was done by spraying the cardstock with water, adding a drop of the liquid metal, and then more water. Then I could tilt the cardstock to get the pigment moving, drying it with my heat gun when I was satisfied. Then I repeated the steps once again to get more color on the background.
Since it is a silver pigment, the background is actually a beautiful grey with silver reflecting in the light, which is sadly very hard to photograph.
Then I trimmed down the watercolor cardstock to make it fit my card with a small border around it. To make the Big Scripty Hello pop more on the card, I cut it out of the background, slightly more to the left than centered. Then I popped it up on my light grey card using foam squares – not forgetting the insides of the letters. These are fairly easy to add back in if you use the word itself as a guide.
Then I cut the Big Scripty Hello from some silver metallic cardstock and added it on top – shifting it slightly to the right so it is still possible to see the hello cut out of the background.
Then all I had to do was add my bear, who is the perfect second sentiment with his little sign.
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