My regular readers will know that I see in Stampin’ Up! colours. As I’m going about my daily life I notice colour combinations and these often turn up in my projects. Sometime over the past week or two I saw a colour combination and made a note of it. Sadly I forgot to record the exact circumstances. However when I put the colours together on some card a sunset emerged. Then with a few extra touches I created today’s project.
I created this sunset background using ink and Sponge Brayers on a 2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card.
First I covered the whole piece with a layer of Petal Pink ink. Then I changed to Calypso Coral ink and brayered that over the top. Finally I added Night of Navy ink, making it darker towards one end. Before I finished I went back over with Calypso Coral ink to smooth out the transition between the colours.
With the background complete my next job was to find a suitable image. In the end I turned to the Beautiful Moments Stamp Set and the standing lady. To create the silhouette effect I stamped her onto the bottom of the bookmark using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I went over the whole image using a dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. I also filled out the grassy area around her using the same marker.
In the Beautiful Moments stamp case I also found some masks that I’d stamped and cut from Full-Adhesive Post-It® Notes. I placed the lady mask on top of the image on the bookmark and then flicked my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush over the inked surface. Now my sunset had a splattering of stars.
Stampin’ Blends work by soaking into the card surface so now I needed to hide the back of the piece. This was a simple task. I cut some Basic Black Card the same size as the original piece and glued the two together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
With that done I removed the mask and shaped the top of the piece using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
To complete the bookmark I cut two 6″ pieces of twine. One piece was Grapefruit Grove from the Nature’s Twine pack. The other was Night Of Navy from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack. I threaded both pieces through the hole at the top of the bookmark and tied them together in a simple knot. Then using the paper piercing attachment on my Take Your Pick tool I teased apart the individual threads. My sunset scene was finally done.
Even though I can’t remember exactly what inspired this colour combination I’m so glad I jotted it down. The sunset scene really does give the impression of that moment when the last rays of the sun disappear behind the horizon. I hope you like it.
Here are links to some other projects I’ve made using the Beautiful Moments Stamp Set:
UPDATED 2021 – Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up! I have suggested some current products that you might want to use as substitutes.
- Whisper White Card (substitute with Basic White Card)
- Grapefruit Grove Nature’s Twine (substitute with white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack coloured using dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends)
- Country Club Twine Combo Pack (substitute with white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack coloured using dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends)
- Sponge Brayer (substitute with Blending Brushes)
- Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (substitute with the Fancy Tag Topper Punch)