Let's Go to the Fair!
Hi everyone! This month's Die of the Month is a unique one -- a Ferris Wheel! As many countries around the world are still on lockdown - we can only sit at home and dream that we are off to the Fair! It is fun to imagine we are at a county fair having the time of our lives! This is exactly what I wanted to capture in my card - a Ferris Wheel ride at night with fireworks in the background – a perfect way to end a beautiful day at the Fair.
For this project inspiration, I used the Sparkle Aqua Pigments to create a very colorful Ferris Wheel. You can buy the pigments in a complete set of rainbow colors (which I did!) or individually. I put my die on my watercolor paper and marked the center point of the Ferris Wheel. Then I squeezed some pigment on my glass mat and painted concentric circles following the colors of the rainbow.
Next, I positioned my die on the area of the concentric circles and die cut it using my die-cutting machine. This is a very detailed die so it’s best to use an extra shim.
To "light up" the insides of each cabin on the Ferris Wheel and also at the windows at the base, I used bits of my post-it tape on the back side of the die cut. The post-it tape had the perfect bright yellow that would be a wonderful bright contrast with the background.
On a stark black card base, I flicked on some silver metallic paint. For the sentiment, I die-cut a circle from vellum using the Circle Foundation Dies. I had first heat embossed the "YOU'RE AWESOME" sentiment from the Super Sentimental stamp set, but it didn't quite show up on the card. So instead of tossing it, I decided to use the Raven Ultra-fine Embossing powder and slightly off-set it. This gave the sentiment an additional shine to match the card.
I hope my project above inspired you, and for a brief moment, took you on a ride on a Ferris Wheel!
‘Til next time!
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