Monday, March 26, 2018

You Matter to Me

Hello everyone, and thank you for visiting our blog today!  Ann here with a card using Concord & 9th stamp set Just Because.

We can all use a card at times with an uplifting message, and this stamp set contains several - this is one of them.

To begin I created a top fold card in standard 10.5 x 14.5cm and cut a piece of grey card the same size as the card front.  To give the grey panel a little more interest, I stamped around the edges with the leafy image from the stamp set in grey ink then adhered this layer to the card.

I sponged the small Screen stencil by Kaisercraft with Distress Oxide in Twisted Citron,  allowed this to dry thoroughly before cutting it with a rounded stitched rectangle die.

The stamp set includes two large 'because' words - one in Upper Case and one in script.  Using the script option, I stamped the word on white card - a good idea would be to use the Misti, so that a very clear impression could be achieved.  Then I hand cut around the text leaving a small border - which makes the sentiment stand out more easily over a pattern background.

On spare pieces of white card, I stamped a few flowers and leaves and fussy cut these out, and stamped the remainder of the sentiment in the bottom right corner.

To pop up the rectangle, I adhered fun foam to the back and centred it on my card before gluing it down.  Using Mono Multi glue, I adhered the text and small flowers and added a few rhinestones to embellish.

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you enjoy some crafting time too!

Products available from Scrapbook Boutique:

Concord & 9th stamp set
Kaiser craft Grey card
White card
Versafine black ink
Distress Oxide - Twisted Citron
Memento inks:  grey ink, teal ink, coral ink, pale blue ink
Kaisercraft stencil: Screen


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