Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all! How goes your week?! Can you believe that we’re almost all the way thru July? Where the heck is the year going, anyway!? Yikes!!
So – even though it feels like Christmas is GALLOPING towards us – I did NOT do another Christmas card today. Instead – I went back to my fave place – the islands! I pulled out the Sunkissed set and got a little tiny bit of help from the Let’s Set Sail stamp set, too. Take a look-see:
The idea for an island sunset came to mind thanks to the As You See It challenge this week.
I started by stamping the palms image from Sunkissed in Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. I used the Stamparatus to get a nice dark image.
Once it was VERY dry – I helped it along with my Heat Tool – I used the biggest circle in the Stylish Shapes die set to cut right out of the middle of the panel.
Then I used my Blending Brushes, on just the die cut circle portion of the card front, to make my sunset scene. I started at the bottom with Petal Pink. Next was Polished Pink, then Orchid Oasis and finally Starry Sky at the top.
Once I had the sunset as vibrant as I wanted, I added the birds image, from Let’s Set Sail, a couple of times in Starry Sky.
To ensure I had the circle in the right spot, I set the entire panel in place on my Polished Pink mat and then carefully picked up the circle from the middle. I adhered the circle back in place with Liquid Glue, making sure to keep the whole thing where it belonged – and getting the image lined up.
Then I popped the remainder of the card front back in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the sentiment from Sunkissed in Orchid Oasis on a piece of Basic White and cut it with the Stylish Shapes banner die.
I adhered the sentiment with a Dimensional on the left and a little Liquid Glue on the right.
I added a few 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds in Polished Pink and the card front was done!
On the inside, I used the Stamparatus again to stamp the Sunkissed palms in Tuxedo Black on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I used the Blending Brushes again to add sunset color to the panel. I didn’t use ANY more ink – just used the Brushes with whatever ink remained on them after doing the card front. I added a second Sunkissed sentiment in Orchid Oasis and some Starry Night birds from Let’s Set Sail.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Polished Pink mat and into my Petal Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got part of the Sunkissed palms in Tuxedo Black (again I used the Stamparatus) and some Starry Sky birds from Let’s Set Sail on the front…
…and more of the Let’s Set Sail birds on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I love this card! The Sunkissed set is PERFECT for silhouette cards – and using the Blending Brushes really let me create a Hawaiian sunset, don’t you think??! I love that we have ALL the tools we need in our arsenal!! And those little sea birds -one of my fave images ever – thanks to the Let’s Set Sail stamp set!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And – I did a quick little video on how to put this card together – if you’d like to see it – click here! 🙂
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Finn Fan Fix
This has become a nightly thing! Even when I do NOT have a dinner plate! 🤷♀️
Oh, my, goodness…just when I think you’ve reached the end of making my heart go pitter patter, you show up with a sunset and a schnoozle! LOVE this card and Finn’s new routine. He loves him momma!