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)

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  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.

  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

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

  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

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


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