Birthday Cards, Celebration Cards, Feel Good Cards, Just Because Cards

Happy Everything

Hi there, I hope you had a great Wednesday!

I had the very happy opportunity to spend another day at Kathy Racoosin’s The Coloring Challenge Roadtrip, this time in Arizona. If you’re in the Phoenix area, I highly recommend visiting Our Creative Escape in Goodyear. Their crafting space is beautiful, their shop is full of gifts and supplies, and their owner, Kim, is the woman behind Paper Smooches!

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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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