Friday, May 28, 2010

First Kiss

There are a number of elements to this card.  To start off, the background is a sponged ink technique using Distress inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone, Forest Moss, and Bundled Sage).  The image is by Magenta and I used Copic markers to color the image.  After coloring, I cut out the image to place on the background. 

I layered this onto a cream cardstock cut with Spellbinders' Scalloped Edge Frameabilities.  It is the inside portion of the larger frame.  The blue cardstock was cut to an A2 size (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") and then I used the Tim Holtz Alterations On The Edge Plaque & Postage die to alter the edge of the card.  I also added a ribbon (and adhered before layering the focal point) that goes around the card and ties on the side.  I added another piece of the cream cardstock on the inside of the card, to both highlight the edge as well as making it easier to write a message.  Lastly, and it's hard to tell, a Copic Atyou Spica (clear) glitter pen was used to create twinkling stars.  In person, they reflect the light beautifully, creating a romantic feeling.

This image could be used for a number of occasions, including Valentine's, an anniversary, or for an engagement.  I think I'll be using this image quite a lot.  Enjoy!


Becky said...

Love the boy and girl...where do you get all your ideas...they are wonderful.

scrap_in_time said...

Love all the techniques you used on this fabulous card! Great job!

Country Mouse said...

Awww, how sweet!! Great job with this challenge, thanks for sharing with us at Raise the Bar!

~*Joni said...

Adorable card! Love that you pieced the image on to the background. Perfect techniques and wonderful layering. Thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week for our evening them.
~*Joni RTB DT