Friday 10 May 2019

A Clean and Simple New Home Card

Our eldest son and his girlfriend recently moved into their own home and have been working very hard doing it up, with the help of both families and friends.  I made this card to celebrate them being straight for the first time.
I started by finding a piece of copy paper from my stash, which had been used to mop up ink from a blending mat.  It was trimmed to 15cm x 15cm.
Having trimmed a piece of black card to 12cm x 12cm, I laid the Town Aperture die from Claritystamp in the centre and ran it through my die cutting machine.
I added the die cut to the inky background, together with a Congratulations die cut (Die'Sire).
The stamps at the top come from two different Mini Word Chains sets from Claritystamp.  For 'New'  I masked off the -s from News (set 9&10) before stamping in Onyx Black Versafine ink.  Home comes from set 1&2.
The piece was matted onto black card leaving a narrow border and added to a 7" x 7" white card blank.
To finish, I picked out details on one of the houses using a white gel pen and added lights at the windows and doorway in Golden Turmeric Artistry ink using a Pergamano blending pen & nib.
We hope that they will have many happy years in their new home.

1 comment:

  1. I love the fresh cut dies for making a quick but pretty card. I like doing twofers with the waste as well. I am sure your son & his girlfriend loved the card.

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