Sunday, August 12, 2012

You're My Universe

Here’s my card for the current Paper Smooches Sparks trend watch challenge. I used this week’s Mojo Monday sketch along with a world themed image and muted, earthy colors for my card.

Since the map image was printed in yellow-gold on a creamy background, I used a yellow-gold striped paper to cover most of my cardfront. I added a few layers of other muted papers, including a grid patterned one in a nod to the map’s grid. The grid panel’s inked around the edges with some distress ink for a more weathered look. Each layer was matted on kraft in keeping with the earthy feel. Instead of using a strip of cardstock or ribbon along the right side of the card underneath the layered panels, I wrapped some natural twine around the card and secured it with a kraft colored button.

For the focal image, I used the globe from the Smarty Pants set. I colored it in softer blues and greens than I normally would and used dimensional dots to attach the colored earth to the globe stand. The “you’re my universe” sentiment is from the Space Cadet set. I stamped it in Toffee Crunch ink—my new favorite kraft colored ink—on a kraft notch ended strip. I debated adding a red heart or even a silver brad heart to the globe, but in the end, decided to leave it plain.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Smarty Pants and Space Cadet stamp sets, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Toffee Crunch ink, Copic markers (G20, G21, BG000, BG10, BG11), Studio Calico Classic Calico 6x6 paper pad, My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing-Lavender 6x6 paper pad, Lawn Fawn natural hemp twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

Other: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger); Fine Linen button (Papertrey Ink)

1 comment:

  1. OH MY GOOOOODNESS! I love love love this card! FUN design--love the papers--GREAT JOB:) THANKS so much for playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)


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