Today's card was made for the new challenge going on over at My Sheri Crafts, the theme of which is "Summer Solstice," and they are asking that we create a card/project with a summer evening in mind. Well that worked just perfectly with a couple of new dies that I've had for a few months and been wanting to try, the Skyline Border dies by MFT. There are two, the perforated (open windows) and the background solid. I LOVE this effect, don't you? I offset the yellow layer a bit to imitate the reflection from that enormous moon. We'll get to the moon in a bit.
Big Notes in French II. This link will work tomorrow (June 10) when the stamp set becomes available in the IBS store.
I made the moon using a technique called faux cloisonne. Of course I had to do things with my own twist, and this was an experimental piece that I made a couple of weeks ago and which I thought "Aha, it looks like a moon." And so it does. The surface, which has several layers of UTEE on it is cracked a bit, and the gold ink is pigment. I'll be doing a tutorial on this soon.
On the inside of the card I used two other IBS stamp sets: another of the new June releases Big Congrats (also available tomorrow) and Amazing Inspirations. I had to have some metallic stars sprinkled about.
This card is a departure from my usual ribbon- and flower-adorned projects, but it didn't really call for such fussy measures in my opinion. Next time.
Thank you for joining me, and I hope you head on over to My Sheri Crafts to play along!
My Sheri Crafts #112 - Summer Solstice
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Letter "S" (Sunset, stars)
Crafts and Me #136 - Something old (gold pigment ink on moon, gold ep on sentiment)
Eclectic Ellapu - "B" is for... (blues, Bon Voyage)