Toni is our hostess for the WTUI challenge this week - I had great fun making this as a sample for her challenge, which you'll be able to find HERE.
I knew I wanted to use this Linus stamp, so I started out by creating a background...painted the card with gesso, then stamped a map background and a grid (masking off the compass rose to keep it more visible). Then I wiped acrylic paints over it. At this point I decided to include the gate and not worry about having the map as a prominent feature, so I die-cut the gate and fitted Linus in beside it. Stamped some grass and stencilled the stars with gold acrylic, then matted it onto gold and black. I found some free clipart for the padlock, which I shrunk down to a suitable size and tied on with twine.
I had a piece of deli paper with a gel print with the same star stencil, so I laid that behind the gate and added the sentiment from Verve. I like that when the gate is closed all you can read is "fear", chiming in with Linus' sentiment. But when it's open, you see the triumph part. I stamped a feather in blue underneath just to fill the space with something.
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 14145
Thu, May 09, 2019 @ 6:51 AM
The wisdom of Linus - gotta love it! You totally amaze me with everything you put into a card background Sabrina (right down to using deli paper). I love all the stars on this and how fun to put this wonderful sentiment behind this gate. I adore this card! ~Karen.