Thursday, April 12, 2018

For a Very Special Person with Gayatri

Hey, This is Gayatri here with you today. I have a clean and simple card. I have used three different stamp sets from Winnie & Walter. They are Dotty About You with Lydia Evans stamp set, Kindness with Evelin T Designs and coordinating cutaways and finally, Sentimental: Gift stamp set.

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I picked the smaller Cacti image from Kindness with Evelin T Design stamp set to stamp multiple times on white cardstock panel using copic friendly black dye ink. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. Then I coloured the images using copic markers. I am not looking for realistic cacti here but colourful cacti as this is more a modern and clean looking card. After colouring the cacti, I added dots using Sakura Gelly Roll white pen. Then I die cut them all using the coordinating cutaway.

I wanted these cacti to be popped up into three rows and columns on a white panel. But I wanted something on the background to soften the stark contrast of the white background. Nothing dark but something subtle and small enough for the cacti to fit inside the stamped image. So I went through my Winnie & Walter stamp set to find a solid round stamp image. I did find a few of them but they were perfect round. I wanted something organic looking. So I chose the background image from the new Dotty About You by Lydia Evans stamp set. It was a solid stamp and roundish not the perfect round image. I was so happy when I found it.

I die cut a white cardstock using Essential: Katherine Cutaways and used Simon's Fog dye ink to stamp the image on the background to anchor the cacti. I then popped up all the die cut cacti using foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Sentimental: Gift stamp set which I white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and adhered on the middle of the card front. The panel is embellished with few clear droplets and mounted on a white card base using foam adhesives.
Here are a few closeups.

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I really love the colourful cacti with the white dot details. I think the dots make the cacti pop and the subtle gray background behind the cacti anchors them, reduces the contrast as well as adds interest. Love how this card turned out. All w&w supplies used to make this card are listed below.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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