Hello everyone! I am excited to be back again on the Foiled Fox blog and I have a tweet slimline card for you today. The latest Ink To Paper release did not disappoint (how could it ever?) and I thought the Birdie set was absolutely adorable and decided to use that for my card today.
Vertical slimline cards always seem to work well for sky/galaxy themes or underwater themes don’t they. That depth down through the card allows for things to be hung, flying, or diving to their heart’s content! I started by taking a panel of 80lb Neenah, the MFT Cloud stencil and six rainbow coloured Distress Inks. I blended Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Shaded Lilac down through the panel and trimmed it to just under 7” x 4”.
Next I used a selection of Altenew inks to stamp my cherry blossom, leaves, branches, birds and birdcages. I originally had the little birds stamped in blue (bluebirds of course) but they got lost in the rainbow background so I changed them to a darker brown in the end – they morphed into sparrows! I used the coordinating dies to cut them out, placed the images over my blended panel and fiddled around with the layout until I was happy. I then took a photo so that I could recreate it accurately when adhering everything down.
I adhered some images flat and some popped up with foam tape and then put the whole panel back into the MISTI and stamped a sentiment from the Ink To Paper Sweet Tweets set. This was stamped using MFT Steel Gray Hybrid ink – so its not as stark as black and coordinates better with the panel and images. And that finished the card, not a coloured pencil, paint tube or marker in sight for me today, pretty unusual! I hope you all have a great day, happy crafting!