I lifted this design from a super cute card by RachAbbey I saw on Pinterest. My version turned out messier, of course, because no matter how hard I try to make a CLEAN and simple card, I invariably smudge ink and have to compensate by making it a bit grungy. No matter, I still like it.
Using all scraps and a stamp–trying to make the best use I can out of my stash. I added some of that blue polka dot paper to the inside of the envelope, too. I plan on making at least 2 more variations, but using 3 punches across the front, not 4 (I prefer odd numbers, lol). I have butterfly and primitive star punches in both sizes as these hearts, so want to try those out with this layout. I’ll probably try to stick with solid color paper, like the original. TFL!
These kinds of cards are always difficult. It is much easier for me to create a happy, fun occasion card.
I did a clear emboss resist, using my ink blending tool to add Brick and Straw distress inks. Used all scraps for the papers–I like being able to fully use my resources…
YAWYK Count: 643/2010
636-637) Blank card & envie
638-642) Black brads (four mini brads inside)
643) shipping tag
This is the first time I’ve tried this technique, whatever it is called. I guess it is a form of heat-emboss resist. I embossed the trees in gold, then used my Ranger Ink Blending tool to color the hills green, and to layer the Brick and Straw colors behind them.
A card for the DCE at our church. I hope you’re feeling better, Arlyn!
YAWYK Count: 501/2010
498) kraft cardstock
499) glossy white cardstock