Hello my friends!
Today I would like to start with an announcement! Up to this day I am NOT affiliated with any company and I don’t have any particular reason to promote any company…but I do like to speak my opinion about things I have purchashed and used cause I find it helpful when people share their experience about products I consider buying. Also I like passing information about special offers or sales because I do realise that, like me, there are many people out there that have to spend on a budget and we all feel happy when we find a bargain, don’t we?
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Now, to today’s project! I wanted to have a coffee relaxing and playing with my Distress inks avoiding to cause a mess as much as possible! As a result I created this card!Hope you enjoy it!
This card was really easy and fun to make. I first used my wave dies to cut 2 stripes of white cardstock for my sentiment. I stamped and heat embossed the word forever and then stamped the rest of the sentiment in Archival Jet Black ink. Next I used these stripes as a guide to lightly mark the area that I needed to color (this step is optional but it saves you time and ink). Then I placed the stencil on top of my card panel and secured it with masking tape. I used a mini ink blending tool to apply the Distress inks through the stencil. When I finished I carefully removed the stencil and splashed a few drops of water to add more interest to the background. I dabbed the water off with a tissue paper and then adhered the stripes with the sentiment on my panel using double sided tape.All done!
- Create a smile – Swirly stencil
- Create a smile – This must be love stamp set
- Concord and 9th – Perfectly Penned stampset
- Kraft Cardstock paper – white
- Distress Mini Ink Pads: Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean
- Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
- Ranger -Mini blending tool
- Versamark Ink
- Wow! Primary Ebony Regular embossing powder
- Heat tool
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine
- Wavy dies (unbranded)
- Paper trimmer
- Double sided tape
With this card I entered the following challenges. If you are looking for inspiration, then you really need to check these blogs out. They are seriously amazing!
- Create a Smile: March Challenge- Letters
- Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: #321 Anything goes
- Crafty Sentiments Designs: #32 Anything goes
- Crafting from the heart: #152 Anything goes
- Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #38 Anything goes
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