Sending All the Love!

by Maria Willis December 11, 2020

Hi everybody! It's Maria here and I've got a bright, colorful, and just a little bit grungy card to share with you today. I love making grungy, distressed backgrounds and pairing them with bold images that will pop off of the background.

For today's card I paired the You Shine stamp set with the Galaxy Peek-a-Boo Parts background stamp. I started out by ink-blending a piece of Dove White cardstock cut to 3.75" x 5" with Summer Sky and Navy inks. I made sure to leave the upper left area a little lighter so that it would look like my sun/moon was lighting up the galaxy. To grunge up the background I sprayed it heavily with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and splattered it with White Metallic Ink.  After the background was dry I heat embossed the galaxy background stamp onto my ink-blended background in Brass Embossing Powder.

I stamped the sun/moon image from the You Shine stamp set in Intens-ified Black ink and colored it in using a variety of Copic markers in reds, oranges and yellows. I finished it off with accents in white gel pen and cut it out with the coordinating dies. This image is so cool! It's both a sun and a moon in one image... but if you look closely you can see that there is also a face on the right side that is looking left towards the moon. I love images like this that have different elements hidden in them depending on how you look at them. I used the same Copic markers to color a piece of white cardstock so that I could stamp my sentiment and have it match the sun/moon.

To finish my card up I adhered the background to a black card base with foam tape. I popped the image and sentiment up on foam tape too. Then I added some enamel dots from the Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots pack to add some additional pops of color and more texture to my card.

Before I go I need to talk about this sentiment for a second. I love this sentiment! The You Shine stamp set has quite a few wonderful sentiments in it but this one really says what I want to say to so many of my friends right now. Many of us aren't able to see our friends or even our families right now so sending a handmade card with the just right message has become even more meaningful than ever. For me, this sentiment is perfect for letting people know how much I care (and miss them and want to hug them). So, I'm signing off with a hug and sending all the love in the world (in the galaxy!) out to you all and wishing you a very happy day!
CM497 You Shine - Hero Arts
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DI833 You Shine Frame Cuts (C) - Hero...
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CM453 Galaxy Peek-A-Boo Parts - Hero...
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AF338 Summer Sky Bold Ink - Hero Arts
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AF234 Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink - Hero...
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AF435 Intens-ified Black Ink Pad -...
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GM104 Rose Gold and White Glimmer...
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WM151 White Iridescent Shimmer Mist -...
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PW115 Brass Embossing Powder - Hero Arts
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CH328 Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots -...
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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Maria Willis
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