We always think of sending cards when it is someone’s birthday or anniversary or Christmas. But what about all those other times of the year? People do amazing things, or are just awesome for being a part of your life… so why note surprise them with a note to tell them how special they are and how glad you are in their life?
This is another one of my big projects I want to start up this year… just because and you are awesome cards. In this busy and bustling world we are in right now, how great would it feel to go to the mailbox and tucked in amongst the bills and junk mail is a little hand crafted surprise. Love it!
So, this card today, is an idea to create a card just for that using the Going Global stamp set. I made the center piece by stamping the globe image with Crumb Cake (to keep it light) and then punched with my 2” circle punch. Then just stamp your sentiment from the same set on top using Early Espresso ink. And you know me, I just had to add some glitz by dropping a rhinestone into the center of one of the Classy Designer Buttons and popping that onto my sentiment with a glue dot. Just makes it fancier don’t you think?
I also had to add in a pop of color and LOVE LOVE LOVE this Watermelon Wonder Stitched Satin ribbon. It is so pretty and soft in person!
Tip – When adhering your ribbon to the front of your card, only put adhesive down under where you will have your scalloped circle for the sentiment! If you run adhesive down the full length of the ribbon, it will start making strange bumps as it glues down over the embossed background. It is so much prettier fluttering losely at the bottom.
One last tip for you. I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the hearts embossing folder and attached it to the Very Vanilla card base. So help the layers stand out, I sponged the edge of the embossed layer. However, if you sponge AFTER you emboss, you have a higher chance of the paper tearing where it is embossed. So, you may want to sponge the paper FIRST and then emboss to minimize tearing.
Are you coming to the retreat? The Northwest Crafty Escape Weekend signs ups are due soon!
Just a reminder that the deadline to sign up for this is coming up in less than a week! The tables are filling up, so make sure you’ve saved your spot!
Retreat in a Box option is coming soon too!
If you can’t come because you are out of town or can’t travel, I’ll be offering a Retreat in a Box so you can play along at home. I’Il be posting the details tomorrow so check back for that!