Today’s card features the gorgeous images from the Heron Habitat stamp set. I’ve used the edge die as a guide to draw a horizon line and then added Pool Party ink on the bottom and Blushing Bride ink on the top using Blending Brushes. I didn’t use any masks when applying the ink with the Blending Brushes, just stayed away from the birds.
This card was created for a monthly challenge that my Stampin’ Up! upline Dawn Olchefske hosts. I love these challenge because they inspire me to try new things. This month’s challenge is a Ten Pin Challenge (like bowling). Here is a list of the 10 projects needed to finish the challenge. This is my first one for the month, so be sure to check back to see the rest.
My Heron Habitat card is for Pin #4 Mixer. It uses a piece of the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Speciality paper from page 139 of the catalog. This paper is so pretty that I almost hated to use it! It is embossed with the stripes embossing folder from the Splatters and Stripes Embossing Folder Duo. The Splatters and Stripes Embossing Folders come in a two pack and fit in the Mini Stamp Cut & Emboss Machine. The strip is 1″ x 5 1/2″ and is adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I love the die cut greeting label from the Heron Dies! Aren’t the little heart cut outs cute? I added a piece of Linen Thread woven through the hearts and wrapped around the gold layer. All of the images and the greeting are stamped using Basic Gray ink. The horizon line was added using a Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker. The herons are stamped onto a piece of 4″ x 5 1/2″ Very Vanilla cardstock. The card base is Pale Papaya.
The sparkling metallic paper on this cards captures the quiet stillness and sparkle of the the sun the instant it rises in the morning.
Be sure to add a pack of the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty paper to this order.