Hello Crafty Folks,
Anniversaries are the most special occasion, isn’t it!? It marks the ending of one successful and happy year and the beginning of many more. When I got married to my husband, we vowed to explore the world together, and every year celebrating this day in one of the most exotic locations in the world. This card is inspired by our such visit to Masai Mara in 2018, where we witnessed the animals in their natural habitat. The hot air ballooning and seeing these beautiful animals was spectacular.
To create the background, I started with some ink blending on 110 lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock panel measuring 4.25x 5.5 inches. I used the Hero Arts Rose Madder Bold Ink for the top of the panel, blending in with Hero Arts Cotton Candy Mid Tone Shadow Ink and Hero Arts Just Rust Mid Tone Shadow Ink.
I then stamped the hot air balloons from the Hero Arts From the Vault Travel Stampset twice using the Hero Arts Black Ink I stamped the giraffe from the Hero Arts From the Vault Realistic Animals Stampset. For the second time I stamped the giraffe using the mirror stamping technique using the Hero Arts Black Ink. I then colored all these images using the copic markers and fussy cut them.
For the silhouette, I die cut the grass twice from the Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Pitch Black using Hero Arts Thorn Tree and Grasses Fancy Die. Unfortunately I could not find the Thorn Tree Die Cut so I decided to hand draw the tree and fussy cut on the same cardstock. Once I was all happy with my elements, I assembled them all using the liquid glue for the layers behind. I added the top layers using the 3D foam tape.
.To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiments from the Hero Arts From the Vault Travel Stamp Set using the Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink and Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I decided to add some details and stars using the White Gel Pen.
I hope you liked my card. Thank you so much for joining me today. Be sure to visit this month’s challenge post to enter your project for a chance to win a gift card to Hero Arts! Have a beautiful day.