Happy Monday everyone. It’s time for another Miss You Monday card. In case you don’t know what that means, you may want to check out this post which gives a little explanation.
Ever since I received my first Unity Kit of the Month pack, I have been playing with delight. I love the selection of stamps that came in the kit, two of which I have used on this card, because they are simply perfect for making a card for Sarah.
There is something about this card that I love. Maybe its because the greeting is a little more personal and not as mainstream as the usual ‘happy birthday’ or whatever.
To make this card I stamped and embossed the stamp of the birdie houses, then cut this into a label shape using a Nestabilities die. When I placed this onto the card, I thought it would look good with a tree on the right, so the branch didn’t just float there on its own looking detached. So I sketched an outline in pencil, then using an embossing pen and black embossing powder, I created the tree. I had to do it in about three steps because the ink would dry quite quickly, and given that I was creating a solid tree, rather than an outline, it made sense to do it in stages.
Next I cut a few clouds from copy paper, stuck with repositionable adhesive then used my favourite Distress ink: broken china. YUM! The stitching was made using a pigment liner, and for the label shape, I used the nestabilities die as a guide to ensure that the border was even the whole way around. An easy way to do this is to place the die cut shape onto a foam mat or on the back of a mouse pad, then place the die on top, blade down. You can then apply gently pressure to hold the die in place whilst drawing along the inside of the metal die.
To colour the stamped image, I used the Distress ink watercolour paint technique. Tap the ink pad onto an acrylic block, then pick up the ink with a wet paint brush. The colours blend really well too.
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