|This is the Sketch for this week's challenge at MFT|
I began my card base with 110# cardstock. This was cut at 10"x7", scored in half at 5", to yield a 5"x7" card. The first panel was cut at 4.85"x6.85" out of designer paper in an ombré chevron pattern with a beautiful teal color that matched perfectly with my Catherine Pooler Skylight ink. This made my color choices super easy! Next, I used a trio of yellows from Catherine Pooler listed below for a perfect background panel, created with Honeybee's Stencil: Honey Dipper.
Here you can see how I used gradients of ink in yellow colors, using a soft brush. This allowed me to have a soft, but even application on this panel. Once complete, I cut it down to size to fit my card. ( 4.75"x6.75")
Following the same application style, I added Skylight ink on the edges of the Hexagons I cut using Tonic Studios dies. This really helped the embossing stand out on the edge of this beautiful shape! If you are wondering what I used, these hexagon shapes were cut using Tonic Studios 4126e Hopes In Hexagon Base Creator die set. This is a gorgeous set that leaves a beautiful embossed edge, with perfect areas to further embellish with Nuvo drops
I heat-embossed my image onto Vellum, and layered it onto the image I colored using inks and pencils. This technique will be taught in a future post, but it's one that I love to use because it gives a soft finish to the image color, while also allowing it to shine. Lastly, her little shoes, flowers, and antennae all got a touch of Nuvo drops for a dewy finish. Nuvo is self-leveling, so it is perfect for the little areas you wish to add dimension to with a bubble-like effect.