Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope my American friends had a happy and safe 4th of July! It seems after the 4th our minds turn inevitably to school shopping and the end of summer. So today, I thought I would take a few moments to place myself on a imaginary beach somewhere with a beautiful tropical sunset. And Our Daily Bread Designs' Bon Voyage
stamp set seemed to lend itself quite well to this task. With a bit of rich inks and a bit of shading... a tropical sunset was born... and I didn't have to take a jet plane to see it!
I started out with a black card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches when folded). I added a slightly smaller rich pink mat before my final black CS mat layer (created with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
. My main panel started with plain white card stock. I layered on several different shades of distress ink until I reached the desired sunset effect. I then stamped the palm tree image on with a vibrant black ink. While creating my image layer, I chose a bit of of white scrap and inked it up with purple and pink distress ink to mimic the sky. I knew I would position my sentiment in that area and wanted the background to look similar. I chose to cut/emboss it with a die from the Pennant Flags
and matted it with black CS using the Double Stitched Pennant Flags
. I created my Frangipani spray with white card stock, inking the die cuts before shaping. The leaves are from the NEW Ferns Die
and Tropical Leaves Die
. I have shared the ink colors below for those that like the shades I used. The blossom itself was made with the NEW Frangipani Die
So here are the July release items you see used today...
and a few old favorites...
and here's some specifics on the coloring...
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick & Dusty Concord - Sky
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn - Ferns
Distress Ink - Peeled Paint - Tropical Leaves
Distress Ink - Frangipani - Work Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade
Thanks again and have a wonderful day!