Encouragement Cards

One Day at a Time

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I bought the You Got This stamp set from Simon Says Stamp for this single sentiment.  Though the set has a lot of other great sentiments that I know I’ll use, this one really spoke to me.  When I’m suffering or inching towards a goal and feeling like I’m not making progress, a reminder like this helps keep me going.

Because the words themselves are so powerful to me, I wanted this card to be very simple.  I started by cutting a scrap piece of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock with the Paper Smooches Linked Hearts die.  Then I did the same, three more times, using some inexpensive 110# white cardstock from Michael’s.

I pieced the Neenah die cut back into the positive cut and backed it all with some Post-It Tape to temporarily hold it together while I ink blended. I used three colors of Distress Oxide Inks (Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, and Worn Lipstick) blending left to right.

Once that was done, I used the borders of the other three die cuts and adhered them to the inked border so that the heart borders would have some dimension.  I adhered that to my card front, then pieced in inked hearts in a single layer.

I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink and trimmed the card front to a size just smaller than an A2-sized card.  To finish, I added foam tape to the back of the card front and adhered it to a white A2-sized card base, for a white-on-white finish.

Keep on keeping on.  You can do it!

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