sunny day

Hello crafty friends. Today’s card is a last minute offering for Color Throwdown – I thought their colours would be perfect for a countryside scene using one of Claritystamp’s ‘room with a view’ aperture dies. This one is set 1 ‘sunshine’.

The first step was to cut the dei into the forn of a 6×6 kraft card balnk. I then used one of the embedders tp create the embossed frame around the die cut. These are so easy to use – just attach it to the card front with a little low tack tape, flip the card open and run an embossing tool or bone folder around the edge of the plastic embedder from the inside of the card.

I lined a square of white card up on the inside, then made a few pencil marks onto it through the die cut, so I could see where I neeed to put the various colours. I blended Distress Oxides in ‘broken china’, ‘rustic wilderness’ & ‘squeezed lemonade’ onto the white card with brushes. I kept popping it back against the die cut as I worked so I could be sure I’d got the shading in the right place.

I rubbed the pencil marks out and then glued the card to the inside of the card front.

I pieced the side of the houses back into place, having blended a little ‘pumice stone’ onto the kraft card. I’d like to say I saved the bits from the original die cut to usem but that would suggest a level of organisation I don’t have! Life’s also too short to be fishing in the bin, so I recut them from a scrap piece of kraft card. I finished by stamping the sentiment in ‘potting soil’ Archival ink – it didn’t need anything else.

These scenic dies are so useful for quick cards – a piece of Clarity’s designer paper works really well behind them too.

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