Distress Oxide Sunset Background feat Craftin Desert Divas Aloha stamps


Hello everyone! Today I am back with a card inspired by the color scheme of the current Mood Board Challenge over at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group.
For this card I decided to use the Aloha stamp set, which was one of the two August release specials, and is now available for purchase on the Craftin Desert Divas store. How sweet is that little troll dancing in her grass skirt? I love it!
To start off this card I stamped all my images on some Windsor and Newton Cotman drawing paper, I cut them out using my Silhouette Portrait and I colored them using  Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.
I then took some heavyweight white cardstock and did some ink blending with Distress Oxides: I used Spiced Marmelade, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick for a sunset kind of feel. I then used one of the dies from the  Stitched In Circles set to cut a circle out of my ink blended cardstock. I used Perfect Pearls in Perfect Bronze to add some shine to my sunset background, and my mini mister to set the Perfect Pearls pigment.
For the front panel I cut another piece of the same white cardstock using the largest of the Crazy Stitched Rectangle dies, and I created a window using the same circle die from the Stitched In Circles that I had previously used. I coated the back of the frame with some acetate by Crafters Companion.
My card base is made out of white cardstock that I cut at a standard A2 size. To add some contrasting color to the ones I have on my girl and background, I blended some Distress Oxide in Peacock Feathers on the edges of my card base. And I think that this added a lot more interest on the card!
Once I had everything ready I could start assembling all my elements. First, I glued the circular panel to my card base. I then backed the window front with some 3M foam tape, and I adhered it in place. I also used foam tape to glue the little troll to the  front of my window. Using some Ranger Multi Medium Matte I adhered the flowers and some sequin from the Mermaid Lagoon sequin mix.  The sentiment also comes from the Aloha set: I stamped it on some Windsor and Newton Cotman Drawing paper, I created a banner using my Guillotine Trimmer and my Cutterbee scissors, and I did some ink blending using the same colors of Distress Oxides that I used for the background.
And here is a picture showing showing the nice shimmer that the Perfect Pearls created on the background!


And that's it for today's post! I hope you liked this card, and I hope I inspired you to join the Craftin Desert Divas Mood Board Challenge! Stay tuned for another card and a video tutorial tomorrow, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!

List of Supplies*

Craftin Desert Divas Aloha clear stamp set 
Craftin Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Rectangle Frames dies 
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle dies  
Craftin Desert Divas Mermaid Lagoon sequin mix  
Distress Oxide - Peacock Feathers 
Distress Oxide - Spiced Marmelade  
Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick 
Distress Oxide - Picked Raspberry 
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool Foam Replacements
Ranger Perfect Pearls 
Ranger Mini Mister
Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock 
Windsor and Newton Cotman Drawing Paper 
Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate 
Prismacolor Premier colored pencils - set of 132 
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer 
Silhouette Portrait 
EK Success Cutterbee Scissors
Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive 
Scotch 3M foam tape
Tonic Studios Funky Tape Runner 

1 comment:

Brawny said...

Beautiful colours. Very pretty. Great cardvx