Hello Lovelies! Sometimes a beautiful die-cut is all you need to make a card delightful and Simon Says Stamp's To The Moon Release is stuffed with gorgeous die-cuts!
Though I adore stamping, sometimes it's nice to do a card that does not require any stamping. Instead, I decided to bring color with some monochromatic ombre ink-blending and the Pawsitively Saturated Inks make that so easy.
If I am being honest though, the idea that started this card came from the Sun and Moon Sentiment Strip. The minute I read, "Through The Darkness Comes Light", I knew exactly what I wanted to do, from the ombre ink-blending, to the all-white die-cuts.
Here's a quick peek at your key supplies for making this card:
Click here to view the full supply list or check out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.
Let's get to die-cutting and inking all the things!!!
THROUGH THE DARKNESS CARD - Ombre Ink-Blended Card Front with Layered White Die-cuts
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Ombre Ink-blended Layer: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink - Royal
A couple of quick notes on this card before I get to the pictorial:
I used the large blending brush to create the ombre ink-blended effect
Start with a very light layer of ink that fades to white in the upper left corner, gradually deepening the tone as you repeat layering the ink towards the bottom right corner
The diecuts are cut out of 110lb Cardstock to showcase their detail to maximum effect
The Peony and leaf die-cut is layered twice and the partially layered as shown below so that it can be stacked with the hearts
The Slim Plate Detail Petal Die-cut is trimmed to 5 1/2 and adhered to the left side of the card base with Bearly Craft Glue (or your preferred adhesive)
The Peony is die-cut 3 times and two complete floral diecuts are adhered together for dimension. Add add a partial layer at the base as shown, so that it is somewhat level with the stacked heart diecuts
Prepare Card Base
Add Ombre Ink-blended Layer and Heart Diecuts
Prepare Floral Die-cut
Layer and Adhere Die-cuts
Add sentiment and pearls to finish!
With that, we are done!
If you have not tried, the Simon Pawsitively Saturat3ed Ink and the Blending Brushes, I think this is a good reason to give them a whirl!!! :-)
One last look!
Lovelies, let me know if this made you smile and feel free to ask questions you may have about how to put it together.
See you soon!
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