Wednesday, February 17, 2016
My card today was created for the latest Unity Photo Challenge over on the Unity (show & tell) Facebook group. I love the gorgeous pattern in the inspiration photo and knew I had some lovely patterned paper that was similar. Both the rust and blue dotted patterned paper and the funky floral paper are from the Little Yellow Bicycle Fern & Forest 6x6 paper pad, which I happened to pick up on sale for $2.99 at my local Tuesday Morning. I felt that the patterns and colors pretty closely matched the inspiration colors. I wanted to use the Unity Stamp Company stamp set Rebuild Herself because the image is just so stunning and the sentiments are so very beautiful. I inked both the image and the sentiment onto some Copic-friendly 110 lb white cardstock from Staples using Memento tuxedo black ink. I colored the beautiful image using my Copic markers in shades of brown and blue and did some highlighting around the lettering on the sentiment and colored in the heart using some rusty reds. Using my Pebbles chalks I added a bit of light blue around the image for a light background and added a few sequins from The Ton. I adhered a piece of black cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my cardbase and layered my patterned papers on top. I matted my focal image and sentiment onto the same black cardstock and then popped them both up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. I just love how beautifully this turned out!