Hello lovelies, I hope your day is going well and that you’re surviving the hustle (or the quiet) of the holidays!
With the end of the year approaching I’ve been thinking a lot about all the things we’ve survived this year, and over our lifetimes. In the end, tomorrow always comes and we’re still here :). That feeling and sentiment where the inspiration for this card, featuring the Hero Arts City Window die, which has an interactive element to reveal a bright blue sky.
I started by creating two blended background using Distress Oxide Inks. Onto one 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, I blended Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, and Chipped Sapphire. Onto another panel I blended Tumbled glass, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch. I set the panels aside to dry.
Next, I used the Hero Arts City Window die to cut a roughly 4″ x 5.25″ panel of Dove White cardstock. I used black pigment ink to stamp the sentiment (from the City Park Heroscape stamp set) and then added foam tape to the back, along the edge bottom and side edges only. I trimmed the light blue ink-blended panel to a bit smaller than 4″ x 5.25″ and then adhered the die-cut window panel to it. I stamped the birds (from the Sunflower Field Heroscape stamp set) onto the sky background and set the piece aside to dry.
I splattered the purple ink-blended panel with white acrylic paint to create some faint stars and when the panel was dry, I trimmed it to roughly 3.5″ x 4.5″ (it should slide easily in and out from between the blue sky panel and die cut panel, into the channel created by the three sides of foam tape). Then I wrote “pull” on a strip of white cardstock and used tape to stick it to the back of the purple panel, making sure to tape the very bottom of that strip to the panel so that it doesn’t get caught when sliding this piece back in place behind the city.
Finally, I adhered the card front to a panel of Pebble cardstock before adhering to an A2-sized white card base.
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