The new hostess set Life's an Adventure is just so adorable, I had to use it again and ink another one of its images. I chose the fox this time around and paired it with the colour combo from the Nacho Average challenge #92 and the Deconstructed Sketch #154.
I decided to use my new Blendabilities markers (the alcohol-based markers SU! released in its new catalogue) to color the little fox image. I hope down the line, SU! will keep releasing new colors over time until we have a fuller line, but for the time being, I select colors that are as close to my cardstock as possible, even if they are not perfect matches. Here, I used the Rich Razzleberry Collection, the Coastal Cabana Collection and the Daffodil Delight Collection, which still match Perfect Plum, Island Indigo and Crushed Curry quite nicely. I also used the Pumpkin Pie collection for the fox's fur.
It took me a little bit of time to find my stride with this card. I started layering papers and cardstock and my image but the card still felt a little drab to me. Then, I thought I could add rain so I tried to decide between raindrops created with Crystal Effects or with Dazzling Details. Then, it hit me: I could use the Cupcake punch to punch raindrops out of Silver glimmer paper. Recognize that shape? It's the flame on the candle! Works brilliantly, doesn't it? This little detail totally makes the card, I feel. I've ordered the new Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper but I haven't received it yet. I think it would work great to create the raindrops as well.
The back of my card is stamped with the Dictionary background stamp and the Perfect Plum cardstock is embossed with the Arrows embossing folder, and I tied Indigo Island baker's twine at the junction of the two colours.
The center panel was created with a piece of Indigo Insland Designer Paper matted with Gold cardstock. I added a piece of Gold Designer Vellum on it.
TIP: Vellum can be hard to glue down without the adhesive showing, but since this vellum has patterns on it, I recommend simply applying your adhesive behind the stripes, dots or hearts.
Color Combo: Perfect Plum + Island Indigo + Crushed Curry
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Aventure du quotidien (Life's Adventure), Dictionary
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Paper: island Indigo
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories: Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Regals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread,
Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Gold Designer Vellum, Arrows Embossing Folder,
Clouds Embossing Folder, Blendabilities Markers, Silver Glimmer Paper, Cupcake Punch,
2-1/2" Circle Punch, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Dimensionals