Feel Good Cards, Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards

Just Because You Made My Day

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Hi there, I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

I’m still nursing a sick kitty so for today’s card I kept it simple, using the same design that I used a couple of weeks ago, but switching up the colors, the die cut, and the sentiment.

I started with an A2-sized of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off a square that was slightly larger than the die cut I planned to use.  Then I used foam blending tools to blend Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks into the square.  These colors were inspired by Gayatri on Instagram.  She has shared a number of beautiful color blends and this card is based off blend #11 which includes five colors.  I pared it down to three colors since I had such a small area to color.

One thing I learned this time around is that while Bristol Smooth is great for blending, I had a hard time blending on one color without wiping off the previous color.  To combat this, I used a pouncing motion where the colors overlap.  This also gave me much more saturated color than I get with the blending motion I usually use.

While the ink was drying, I die cut the floral frame (from the Floral Squares die set from Pinkfresh Studio) four times from white 110# Recollections cardstock.  I stacked and adhered them together and then adhered it over the inked square.

I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink to stamp the sentiment, from the Bird With Flowers stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio, and then adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base to finish.

Thanks very much for visiting!

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3 thoughts on “Just Because You Made My Day”

  1. Hi, we met at the Salt Lake City Concord & 9th Kathy Racoosin Coloring Roadtrip in August and I have been following you since then. Love your simple cards and while I mostly follow card makers on YouTube, I now follow your blog. Made this card as a Thank You card last night. Came out really well. Thanks for the inspirations!

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