Yesterday turned out to be a pretty nice day. It was kind of chilly in the morning but it did get a little warmer as the day went on. Andrew and I met my friend Kim and had some Korean food for lunch, then we started to walk downtown and came across a street fair. We ended up at Eataly and had some authentic Italian coffee treats. On the way down, we went past the Empire State Building and my favorite building in Manhattan, the Flat Iron Building.
Here are two pictures of the Empire State Building, one taken closely under it looking up and the other taken farther away.
And here are two pictures of the Flat Iron Building.
Now on to today’s post, that is for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge which is to use masking.
The base of the card is Calypso Coral Card Stock. I took a piece of Window Sheet and used the Label Card Thinlits Die embellishments to create my masks. The large arrows are sponged in Calypso Coral, the small ones in Island Indigo. For the ampersand, I sponged it in Calypso Coral, then created the swirl around it, and sponged it again slightly above with Island Indigo to create the shadow effect. I cut the letters out of Island Indigo using the Typeset Alphabets Bigs Dies and adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. While it’s not too complex, this card goes beyond the simple greeting. If you notice in the close-up picture of the ampersand, you can see that the swirl behind it is not perfectly circular. Sure, I could’ve used another mask to make it perfectly circular, but I chose not to. The card says “U & ME”, but the blotch goes to show that you and me are not always perfect, and that’s okay. I hope you enjoyed my simple, but sentimental card for today. And of course, I hope you liked the pictures from my trip yesterday! Thanks so much for coming by to see my card today, I appreciate your visit. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, and Island Indigo
Ink: Calypso Coral and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamps: NONE! :-O
Thinlits: Label Card
Bigs Dies: Typeset Alphabet
Tools: Big Shot, Sponge Dauber, Window Sheet, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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