Today I have a dramatic sunset sky for you. I just love this kind of background, and this card would work well for either a masculine or feminine card. This card is also for the CC548 color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. I didn't use Crushed Curry ink, but with all the blending of colors, my yellows ended up looking like it!
To start, I sponged So Saffron ink onto the top 2/3 of a piece of Whisper White cardstock (measuring 3 3/4" x 5"). Then I punched a 2" circle from a sticky note, and adhered it where I wanted the sun to be. I used a rubber brayer to apply Pumpkin Pie ink downwards from the top of the card, and then a little bit of Cherry Cobbler ink over that.
When the brayering was done, I removed the circle mask and sponged a tiny bit of Pumpkin Pie ink onto the sun. Then I inked up the retired Bamboo background stamp in Mossy Meadow and stamped it onto the panel. When it was completely dry, I sponged Old Olive ink up from the bottom, to blend in with the So Saffron. I sponged a little Mossy Meadow at the very bottom, and some Basic Black along the bottom edge and corners for some depth. I wanted to use Garden Green like it said in the challenge, but somehow it was too bluish for this card.
For embellishments, I added white gel pen accents to the leaves, gold brads in the top corner, and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, heat embossed in gold on Early Espresso and punched out with the Modern Label punch. I backed that with one of the Ribbon Tag dies by Spellbinders in Daffodil Delight cardstock, and some green satin ribbon. The panel is mounted on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Early Espresso cardstock, and then onto a Pumpkin Pie card base.
I love the bold colors and images on this card. I hope you like it too - thanks for stopping by!