My new Peek-a-Boo set from Hero Arts arrived the other day and I was dying to try them out. Figured the challenge at DRU was a good choice for incentive to play. I did check out a few ideas on Pinterest and with Jen McGuire before starting. I decided to create a small scene under my flap and have the sentiment on the front section.
First I stamped the leaves, using a rubber cube stamp by Stampendous in versamark, heat setting it in gold onto the sandy beach CS. Then I die cut the peek-a-boo portion and using some pencil marks and the opening as a guide I figured out where to stamp the scene onto the white card front. After lightly sponging some tumbled glass ink to create the background I then took some tiny stamps from a GKD set called Holiday Frame and stamped the snowflakes at the top in white then heat embossed in white too. I stamped the snowman with amalgam ink and coloured with Inktense pencils and stamped the tree with evergreen bough. Added a tiny hand drawn gold star to top of tree and added some glitter to the snowflakes to make them more visible. Can’t make them show up properly on the photo unfortunately. I also added sparkle to the snowman and the tree. Using a tip from JM I added a tiny circle with the word lift hand written on it.
The front flap was a bit bland looking so after I heat embossed the sentiment I added some extra snowflakes in gold at the bottom and some bling around the rest. I’m not totally happy with the result, but it isn’t bad enough to have to do again. For a first try it isn’t terrible and we learn from our mistakes right.