It’s been a while! I’ve been in a serious card-making rut, but I did manage to make this going-away card for a friend recently. The design is inspired by one of the many gorgeous cards made by Natasha Valkovskaya who has a wonderful instagram account that you should check out! I’ve seen her use the technique of stamping stripes over an image and then die-cutting it and popping it up on some dimensional foam, so that’s what I did here. I’ve seen many other great card makers use this technique, too. It’s a great one!
I used a large outline bloom from Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set. I used images from Mama Elephant’s Brush Strokes set for the brush-stroke lines across the image. I stamped the lines using Apricot, Buttercup and Tutti Fruity pigment inks. The best wishes sentiment came from the SSS Birthday Farm Animals stamp set.
I’m sure there’s a name for this particular technique, when background-meets-focal-point, but I can’t seem to figure it out at the moment. If you know what it’s called, or have an idea of what to call it, let me know! I know many people have used this technique before.
Have a great week!