Giving the World a Big Hug!

Hi everyone!!  Have you ever been drifting off to sleep and you suddenly get an idea for a card??  That's what happened the other night and this is what became of that idea...

I recently got my hands on the Big Hugs die from Neat and Tangled.  This is a fantastic die. Great font and a great size!!  My sleepy idea started with some inlay die-cutting, then masking, then ink blending.

I started by stamping then world map from the Origami Map onto a piece of 4.25X5.5 white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink using my Misti, of course!!  Then I simply used the Co-ordinating Die on a piece of plain, pink typing paper.  I used both the positive and negative pieces.


I placed the negative piece over the stamped image and used May's Shades of Pink, starting with the darkest shade south of the equator (Raspberry Jam) and worked my way up to Soft Pink.



Next, I placed the positive piece of my mask over the ink blended world and lightly blended some Mountain Mist from the Sea Shore Mini Ink Cube set from Altenew.


After all the masking and blending, I used the largest of the Wonky Stitched Rectangles from MFT to cut down the panel.  I centred the Big Hugs Die in the middle of the map and die cut that as well.  To add some dimension, I cut two more out of black cardstock.  Then it was time to place the puzzle back together. I added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker to the continents and a TON of Glossy Accents to the Big Hugs!!

And this, my friends, is what kept me up...




Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by!

Hugs to YOU...

Laurie



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