Ruby

Ruby is our airstream.  She is shiny, silver, and indeed, has a name.  Why name an inanimate object?  It just seems less strange when I talk to them! My christmas tree is named Bing, my christmas cactus is named Buck and anything that needs even a smidgen of coddling gets a name!

The card was made for my husband.  I came home one day to find the house cleaned from top to bottom.  Nothing to do but show my gratitude!

The card panel was cut out using a Lil’ Inker Design die cut that is one size smaller than a standard A2.  Using my dies and stamps I placed them on the panel to get a feel for how I’d like to compose my scene.  Once I figured out the relative location of all the card components I used washi tape to hold down the Lawn Fawn tree die and ran the panel through my die cutting machine.

Using memento tuxedo black ink I stamped my Lawn Fawn travel trailer on the bottom right corner of my panel.  Without re-inking the trailer stamp I stamped the image on some Post-It labeling tape to use as a mask.  Once I masked the travel trailer, I stamped my trees to look like they were behind the airstream.  Once complete, I colored the trees and windows in with copic markers and used a silver gel pen to color in Ruby.  With some shadows colored in below the images and glitter added to mimic snow on Ruby and the trees the card started to come together!

To finish off the card I used an MFT stamps die cut for the banner and stamped my sentiment in Delicata silver ink.  Finally, to add interest I cut a piece of  washi to layer under my banner and used my mini stapler to attach everything.  The little heart on the banner was also stamped in Delicate silver, colored with copics, and covered in some glossy accents for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed my card!

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