The Essentials by Ellen December Release was super inspirational and I loved these elegant Hands Dies the moment I saw them. I was inspired by the sentiment stamp “A mother holds her children's hands for a short while but their hearts forever” so I used both the large and small hand on today's panel.
I wanted to literally incorporate the entire sentiment into the design so I added a small heart die from Lawn Fawn with the hands holding it. At this point, I had the design but I needed to add a background because it was all just a little too white.
I grabbed some Yupo paper and added some alcohol inks to the background in various blue and teal colours. Then I simply added the coloured background behind the die cuts.