Sometimes a sketch can catch one's imagination and sometimes a colour challenge can do that. In the case of this card, it was both. I loved the sketch at Mojo Monday and knew it would work beautifully with the wonderful colours at Hand Stamped Sentiments. I like it when things like that happen.
I chose to use the beautiful World of Dreams stamp set. There is something about silhouettes that I love and these particular silhouettes are simply gorgeous. Because I chose to use Night of Navy as my base cardstock, I chose to heat emboss the main silhouette for this card in Pool Party on a piece of Night of Navy. For my other silhouettes, I first had to prepare a piece of Whisper White with a wash of all those beautiful colours in the pictures shown above. After that dried, I sprayed the piece with some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz and then let that dry.
During these drying periods, I stamped my background layer using the Handcarved stamp and Wisteria Wonder ink. The next centre layer was a piece of Pistachio Pudding Designer Paper from the 2013-2015 In-Colors stack. I backed that with some Pistachio Pudding cardstock before attaching it to the card. By this time my spritzed piece was dry and so I stamped it with the leaves image from World of Dreams using Wisteria Wonder ink and Coastal Cabana ink. Finally it was ready to attach as well. On top of that at an angle I adhered the main silhouette using Dimensionals.
Then for the "girdle" I cut a piece of the new Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and put it through my Big Shot in the Delicate Designs embossing folder. The effect was subtle but because it was no longer flat, the piece was even more dazzling than before. A Night of Navy banner heat embossed in white with the sentiment from For the Birds followed and then I went a bit over the top for my accent.
I used my Chevron Border punch to cut two Night of Navy chevrons and two Pool Party chevrons. I cut each one in half and then mismatched them so that they pointed towards the banner.
For more cards with these colours, check out Hand Stamped Sentiments. Chosen as an Artist Pick!
For more cards with this sketch design, check out Mojo Monday.
For more cards that feature a handstamped background, check out Stampin' Royalty. Top pick for Challenge.