Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Hugs from Afar


I have a fun slim line card to share with you today.  This card features two ink blended backgrounds, with some of the adorable critters from The Best Hugs Ever Stamp Set.  

I started by stamping the critters in Black Hybrid Ink, and quickly colored them in with my Polychromos pencils.  Then I die cut them out with the coordinating dies.  While my die cutting machine was out, I also die cut the Slim Line Hugs from Afar Word Topper Die from black card stock.  To change the layout of the die, I laid it on a strip of 8.5" card stock, with the words in the center, then left the left edge hanging off of the bottom plate, so the edge would not cut.  Then I could use my trimmer to cut the rest of the strip out.   I did not add a subtitle to this strip, however, wanted a small detail, so I stamped and white heat embossed the small hearts from the stamp set.  

To create the backgrounds for my critters, I used the Water Coloring Scene Building Stencil, turned so the stencil was horizontal.  I used a small bit of painters tape to create the "hill".  Then I ink blended some Distress Oxide Inks, using my Life Changing Blender Brushes.  For the icy scene, I used Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot.   Before removing the stencil, I splattered water on the background.  

To create the warmer savannah background, I used Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks.  I sprayed water onto a wadded up paper towel, and dabbed that over the sky area to create soft clouds.  

Once the ink blended panel was dry, I assembled the card, and adhered it to a white card base.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies specific to this card, are listed, and linked, in the blog post.  
To see the basic tools that I use on nearly every card, please click here.

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