Hi there, Seeka here and today I’m sharing a card using the Beautiful World stamp set. I love this globe wrapped in flowers and it felt perfect for this month’s challenge theme: Hugs From a Distance.
I started by stamping the globe onto Neenah Solar White using Intense Black ink. Then I colored the image using a collection of Copic markers. I used YG03, YG25, and YG17 for the continents and leaves, and B11 and B12 for the oceans. For the large pink/red flowers, I used R21, R22, and R27, and for the yellow/orange flowers I used Y08, Y17, Y38, and YR07. I cut out the image and set it aside.
Then, using foam blending tools, I blended four colors of Distress Oxide Inks onto the panel to create the background. I started with a loose circle of Wild Honey and then, around that circle, I added some Ripe Persimmon, taking time to work back and forth between the colors to blend them. Next I added a ring of Festive Berries, blending that in with Ripe Persimmon. And last, I added Seedless Preserves, mostly to the bottom corners of the panel and with a touch to each of the upper corners. I used a clean paper towel to gently buff away any ink that was sitting on top of the heat embossing.
To assemble the card, I backed the globe with foam tape and then adhered it to the background. Then I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
Thanks for coming by! Don’t forget to visit this month’s challenge post for more inspiration and to link up your project for a chance to win one of two Hero Arts gift cards!