Thursday, October 27, 2016
I've Taken a Viking to You
I think this Avery Elle Viking mini set is so cute!
Andrew has a Scandinavian background, so Vikings are spoken of fondly in our home.
I wanted to keep the focus on the stamped image, so after coloring him with Copics, I created a frame/focal point with a heart die. I thought the woodgrain paper went well with the masculine feel of the card, but was a little too stark, so I added a second, slightly off kilter, to soften it.
The background was also feeling a little too plain for me, so I added some dry embossing for texture.
The little hearts were a bit of an after thought. The stamp set has hearts in it, but I had already die cut the hearts and was feeling lazy about stamping them, so I just doodled the hearts inside the die cut pieces to give them a bit more emphasis.
Hope your week is going well! One more day til the weekend!