To my significant otter
I'm back today to share with you a card I put together for my husbands upcoming birthday. He doesnt use social media in any way so I'm safe to share this with you a few days early 😉
It took me a while to decide what to do for this one and to be honest I'm starting this without a final idea in mind, however I have narrowed it down to using a few particular products. As always you will be able to find all product links at the end of my post.
Starting with the Love circuit stencil by Heffy Doodle I used Candied Apple distress inks with a blending brush to create a background.
Using my Mini MISTI I chose some images from the Heffy Doodle stamp set Otterside and coloured them up using my Spectrum Noir Tri Blends.
Colour combination: Red Brown blend
Next I pulled out the Heffy Doodle Stitched rectangle dies and picked 2 sizes, the largest and second to largest. I dont own a guillotine so use these dies to cut my card panels! Using the 2nd to largest rectangle to cut the stenciled panel and using the largest to cut the other panel. Within the large panel I used the fancy nancy frame dies also by Heffy Doodle to cut the cute circular shape with hearts lined round it.
The top panel needed some colour so I thought I'd try my hand at a new technique for me, splatters with distress inks. I chose Candied Apple and Lucky Clover to start with, I dabbed the ink onto a perspex sheet and reacted it with some water, picking up small amounts at a time with a small paintbrush tapping it onto the card panel. The 2 colours were great but felt it needed a 3rd so pulled out Blueprint Sketch to add this in. I love how my first attempt came out here!