Monday, October 9, 2017

Celebrating World Card Making Day

Since Saturday was World Card Making Day, I wanted to create a card even though I wasn't able to craft with friends.  I needed a card for our grand niece who suffered a burn in a microwave accident.  I used Distress Inks and acetate to create the background.  She will be getting this card with a little something in it to help her feel better.  And since she's a teenager, you know exactly what that little something is - LOL!


I smooshed two Distress Inks on my craft mat and spritzed them with water.  Then I placed a piece of acetate on the inks (separately) and placed the acetate down onto the card panel.  I dried the first color with my heat gun before adding the other color.  I did this a couple of times, adding the color to a different section of the panel each time. Then, using two separate dies, I cut the sentiment, adhering the words to the base.  I inked the flower stamp with Distress Ink and cut it out, popping it up.  I adhered the distress panel to the front of the card base.  Finally, I added a strip of Washi.  Done!

Card stock:  Recollections 60 lb and 110 lb
Inks:  Distress Squeezed Lemonade and Salty Ocean
Washi:  My stash
Stamp:  Close to My Heart (retired)
Dies:  Paper Smooches (I think; I don't have the markings any more)

Challenges:
Sweet Stamping - Distressing 
Crazy4Challenges C4C406 - Make a Card
Cute Card Thursday #498 - Anything Goes 


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10 comments:

  1. Fabulous distress ink background and a lovely design. Hope it cheers up your grand niece!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
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  2. Great look with the smooshing and water splats. So sorry to hear your niece suffered a bad burn. Ouch! I hope she heals quickly, with no problems. How sweet of you to make such a pretty card, and tuck in a little 'happy' for her. I like the way you've done the sentiment, with the pretty flower. Well done! TFS & Hugs

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    1. You're always so thoughtful, Mary. Thanks a lot!

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your niece's burn accident, Sheila, and I hope she recovers soon. Your thoughtful and loving card - filled with green schtuff - will make her feel better immediately! Your colors and smooching are great! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. You know teens, Darnell! Thanks for your kind comment. Hugs to you, too!

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