This first card had been floating around in my head since I bought this set. I just had to put ink to paper and make it happen. I love how it turned out soooo much!!!
To make it, I die cut 2 white slimline panels from the Trinity Stamps Stitched Panel and Windows set. I ink blended 2/3 of one with pumice stone and gathered twigs distress oxide. Then I used the slimline scenic borders to cut it. Then I inked the rest of that panel up with twisted citron and mowed lawn distress oxides and cut the top with the same scenic border die. For the second panel I inked the top up with tumbled glass and stormy sky distress oxides. Then I spritzed the panels with water and blotted them dry. I adhered all of these panels together and mounted them on a card base.
I stamped and colored my Java Joe’s images with copics; then used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I arranged everything how I wanted it and added foam squares to them all and stuck them in place. At this point I carefully stamped and head embossed my sentiment with black embossing powder next to Java Joe.
For my next card, I originally planned it to be a regular A2 size card but something hit me when I was laying it out that it might look cool as a more simple slimline. I’m still baffled at how awesome this turned out! I used the new Trinity Stamps slimline wonky stitched wilderness die for this one. Don’t you love that extra texture?
I had my images already colored and cut out from the round of coloring I did for the first card so I immediately set to figuring out my general layout. I grabbed my distress inks for this one – walnut stain, tea dye and antique linen. Starting from the bottom right corner and working my way lighter I blended them together. Then I pulled a fun Bo Bunny set out called Distress Textures which has a coffee cup ring stain and some splatters in it. I love using this for backgrounds on all kinds of cards. I stamped it in 3 different brown inks – darker to lighter following the shade of the distress inks.
Then I popped up my images and used a dark brown ink to stamp my sentiment on the left side of the card.
I almost forgot to mention that for both of the sandwich boards I head embossed white hearts on them for a bit of a chalkboard look. I love this little detail.
I hope you enjoyed today’s fun cards!
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!