Encouragement Cards, Feel Good Cards, Just Because Cards



Hello there, I hope you’re having a lovely day!

Today I felt like playing with pinks and corals which, according to my mood decoder, means that I was a bit more at peace today than yesterday.  Do you remember mood rings?  I used to love those!

For this background, I heat embossed the Roses All Over background stamp from My Favorite Things.  I used Wow! Embossing Pad, white Hero Arts embossing powder, and Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.

I pulled out Catherine Pooler Coral Cabana and Be Mine inks and blended the in from opposite corners using foam blending tools.  I took some extra time to blend the two colors together, where they met along the diagonal, and also used pouncing motions to build up color.  Since Bristol Smooth paper has a coated surface, I find that endlessly swiping wipes away color even as I’m trying to add it.  I’ve found the pouncing motion to be more effective in building up color to get a more vibrant result.

While the panel was drying, I used a die from the My Favorite Things Twice the Hugs die set to die cut the sentiment four times from white 110# Recollections cardstock and once from Neenah Solar White.  I stacked and adhered the letters together, with the Neenah layer on top, to create some dimension.

I trimmed the background to 4″ x 5.25″ and adhered it to an A2-sized panel of Neenah Solar White.  Then I used liquid glue to adhere the individual letters to the panel, using the negative space of the die cut as a guide for spacing the letters.

To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so much for visiting!


1 thought on “Hugs”

  1. See!! we are totally in sync… I used this same stamp yesterday! not nearly as wonderfully, but there you go being awesome again!
    So glad you’re in the pink today!


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