My Greatest Treasure with Koren Wiskman

Hello everyone. Koren here with a fun summer sunset-inspired card. I'm using Neat & Tangled's Yo Ho Ho stamp set and coordinating dies. I also have the Making Waves stand alone dies. I really love how this card turned out, so let me tell you what I used to make it.

I started with a piece of Neenah 110 lb Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. This piece measured 4 3/4 by 3 1/2. I also had a piece of Avery repositionable adhesive sheet, also cut down to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2. I used the Neat & Tangled Making Waves die set to cut out the circle aperture, as well as the clouds to create a mask from the repositionable adhesive sheet. I applied the adhesive sheet to the cardstock as perfectly aligned as possible, and I also took a little bit of paper masking tape to mask the bottom half of the circle. I wanted to ink blend a sunset/sunrise and I wanted the water to appear as more of a reflection. This detail ended up being moot due to the fact that I covered most of this effort up with images. It still makes me feel good that I tried.

I used Nuvo Carrot Stick, Lotus Flower, and Royal Plum ink to create the gradient background. Once the top part was dry, I moved the tape to shield the already completed top half to concentrate my inking on the bottom half. I only used Lotus Flower and Carrot Stick for this part because I did want it to appear lighter. At one point, I had even tried keeping it white, so that it would mimic the white caps of waves, but I think it turned out well with some sky tones in it.

Before removing the mask. I grabbed the Imagine crafts Frost and Sparkle shimmer spray as well as the Hero Arts Iridescent White shimmer spray to give the background a healthy dose of shine.

To add to the scene, I cut the Making Waves die from Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening. I also cut it several times from Neenah 110 lb cardstock. In an effort to give some dimension without losing all of the color in the waves, I used 2 layers of Neenah 110 lb. card stock to give me some lift.  I had hoped that it would appear as if the sun was reflecting upon the surface of the water, but it is really hard to see all of that detail, but giving the die cut two layers of neenah to pop it up was just the right amount. I adhered them together using Nuvo Deluxe Liquid Adhesive. I also used that same liquid adhesive to stick it to the background.

I stamped the images from the Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto even more Neenah 110 lb. cardstock. I colored the images with my Copic Markers, and also used my Goldfaber Colored Pencil in 273 to add some shading in the darkest areas.

I added the little girl with one layer of Scotch 3M foam tape and the little kitty with 1 - 2 layers depending on if it was touching the background or the girl.

I took the sentiment "you are my greatest treasure" from the some Yo Ho Ho stamp set and loaded it into my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press to center it below the focal point towards the center. I stamped the first part of the sentiment with Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink. For the bottom, I used my Ink daubers and the same inks I used in the background to give the sentiment a little more interest and helping to coordinate it with the rest of the card. I stamped it this way twice to give it great coverage.

To finish off this card I added the white cloud to the background with foam tape and adhered the panel to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base using Nuvo tape runner adhesive.

I hope my card inspired you to create today.


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