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Friends Forever Card by Sara

Hi BRI friends, Sara here!
I am back with a new card, inspired by the August BRI Mood Board Challenge.
As always, I am blown away by Amanda’s color palette, it is really really gorgeous. And this is my inspiration! 

When I first saw the palette, I loved so much the combination but I couldn’t figure out how to use it. It is really particular, it has almost cold colors, so I knew I wouldn’t have used any brown critter. And then, showing the palette to my boyfriend, he said: northern lights! And he was totally right!
I recently purchased those Penguin Pals from Pretty Pink Posh and they were just the perfect match to the background I had in mind.


Believe or not, I did my background using only 5 Distress Ink colors: Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Sutters and Black Soot. I used Regular Distress Reinkers, but you could also use Distress Oxides ones (you will probably get a chalky and lighter result). I did some wet on wet technique onto some watercolor paper. I let the paper dry for about an hour and then added the mountains in the background. Before moving to the main protagonists of my scene, I die cut the panel using an A2 Stitched Rectangle die.

I stamped the couple of penguins on a piece of Neenah Solar White paper, using Gina K Amalgam Ink in Whisper, as I planned to do some no-line coloring. To copic color my penguins, I used some “unusual” shades, such as purple and light blue to perfectly match the Mood Board. And, as I usually do with no-line coloring, I defined the edges using some coordinated Polychromos Pencils.

To complete my card, I white heat embossed the sentiment (which comes from the Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters) and I matted the whole scene using a 4,5”x5,75” white cardstock. 

I love the final result, I really hope you will like too. See you next month!
Hugs from Italy!


  1. The northern lights on this card are amazing!! You did such an amazing job with the blending.


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