Friday, June 26, 2020

Card for a Friend Far Away

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a card for a friend who lives in another state.  This uses the beautiful Potting Shed die from the Gardening release.
I wanted a soft, shaded look and I find I can achieve this by cutting the elements in white and then coloring them with various inks.
I used Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso for the shed, door and roof.  For the rest of the elements I used dye ink.
I wanted just a little bit of green shading and blue sky behind my shed and decided to use ink blending.  I started with an A2 card base in white and laid the negative from the shed cut about where I wanted to place my shed.
I lightly drew the outline on the card in pencil so I would know where to begin blending.
If you have never ink blended before, you should know that wherever you initially touch your brush or sponge usually gives you a very harsh and dark spot.  A good way to avoid this is to start off of your paper or lay  down a piece of paper over your work.  But  here I can start inside the pencil outline I drew because I know it will be covered up by the shed.
I stamped my sentiment on a 3/4 inch wide piece of card stock and picked out coordinating washi tape.
I added the herbs, wreath and flowers to the shed and the washi tape about 1/4 inch from the bottom of  the card.
Using foam tape I adhered the sentiment to the card.
I love the soft feel of this card for my friend who is far away.

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Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Sukie said...

Very cute card! I'm sure your friend will be delighted to receive such a lovely card!

Pam MacKay said...

Your friend is going to Love your potting shed! Adorable card!

Mary Marsh said...

I like your idea for the potting shed die Jeanne- a creative way to think of a friend across the miles

Joanne said...

Adorable card Jeanne. Beautiful work!