Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Cake Happens ~ Inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a quick card created with a Vera Lane Studio image called Happy who is part of the Housewives set. All 4 of the images have a quirky headpiece/hat which makes them ideal for so many occasions. Happy, in particular, seemed to suit the celebrate theme for the February swap.

I coloured Happy with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, then fussy cut her leaving a narrow white border. She was matted with black cardstock and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border, and then popped up on foam tape.

The card background started life as a gel print using Liquitex Light Blue Permanent, Bright Yellow Green, and Bright Aqua Green plus an extra layer of white applied to the plate through a checked stencil. It was trimmed to just under 4 x 6 inch rectangle. Jet Black Archival ink was used to apply a Carabelle Studio star stamp as well as an Ellen Hutson Bokeh stamp. Ranger Texture Paste was scraped through a Studio Light stencil (MB06) in several places. Black Big Brush Pen was used to darken the edges of the background. To ground Happy so she didn't float away, two different widths of washi tape were cut into fishtail flags. Another pair were adhered to the upper left corner.

The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock, cut into sections, and matted with black. The sections were popped up with foam tape. The background was matted with black cardstock and adhered to the white card base. Three enamel dots were placed on the top right corner of the background to help balance the design. Faux stitching was doodled around the outside edges of the card base to finish it off.

Thanks for joining Happy and me today. We appreciate your support. To check out other creative makes featuring Vera Lane Studio, be sure to pop by the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. There is wonderful inspiration there daily. It's a great place to hang out!

Life is good; so is art.

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