I've been absent from Marina's challenge blog for far longer than I'd like. I want to "make all the things" but alas, sometimes life just plain gets in the way of all the fun. Yesterday I made it a point to create a card with her current book inspiration in mind. You can find her challenge blog here at The Library Challenge blog. Today's book is.....
I have no doubt that there aren't hundreds of different cover version but this one is just darling. I was drawn to the stone wall and the color red in particular. I searched my newer stamp sets and found the perfect one.
This Nose to Nose set from Penny Black came with a Christmas sentiment but I think it works beautifully as an all occasion card and in this case, possibly a Valentine. I started by stamping the focal image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, 110 lb. I then stamped this same image onto a piece of masking paper which I adhered over the top of my focal image. To create the stone background I inked over a Crafters Workshop stencil with a light beige dye ink. The bottom area was blended out with a couple of Catherine Pooler dye inks in a green hue. I then colored the images with Copic alcohol markers and added the panel to a second panel of Solar White die cut with a scalloped edge rectangle made by WPlus9. The sentiment I chose is from a set made by The Stamp Market. To finish off my card I added a few die cut hearts that I colored with the same red Copics.
I think they make a darling version of Romeo and Juliet, do you not agree?
If you have some spare creative time, come show Marina some love. Her challenges are always fun and really get you to thinking.
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