Anniversary Cards, Birthday Cards, Celebration Cards

Celebrate

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Hi there, I hope you had a great week!  I am SO ready for the weekend, what about you?

Today’s card is a quick and easy one featuring an emboss resist background and a big and bold die.  I just love the creaminess of Distress Oxides and how easy they are to blend to create a background like this one!

I started by using Wow! Embossing Pad and white Hero Arts embossing powder to emboss the My Favorite Things Radiating Halftone Background stamp onto an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock.  Then I got out foam blending tools and went to work blending Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide inks over the background, following the radiating pattern.  When I finished inking, I used rubbed a very slightly damp paper towel over the panel to remove any ink that was sitting on top of the white embossing.

I used the Celebrate Speech Bubble die, also from My Favorite Things, to die cut the sentiment from Neenah Solar White.  Then I added foam tape to the back of the die cut, cutting small pieces of foam tape to support all of the small areas between the letters.

To help balance the narrowness of the sentiment, I trimmed about a quarter ink off each side of the background before adhering it to an A2-sized card base.  Then I removed the release paper from the foam tape on the back of the sentiment and adhered it to the card front.  Rather than worry about removing the release paper from all of the little foam tape pieces between the letters, I let them remain and only removed the release paper from the strips of foam tape around the edges of the die cut.  Ultimately the other little pieces are there only for support and I felt more confident in placing the sentiment over the panel when I didn’t have to worry about the little pieces prematurely sticking before I got the sentiment centered.

Thank you so much for coming by!

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