I created this card with my eldest son in mind. He enlisted with the Army and will be leaving for Basic Training on Sunday.
At the same time, I created this card to join in Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge in Facebook. I am using the Honey Bee Prayers stamp set. I heat embossed the large sentiment repeatedly on a light gray cardstock using the Misti Stamping Tool. I used Hero Arts Silver embossing powder and embossed it about four times. On the fifth time, I poured Wow! ? embossing powder for added sparkle. Once this has cooled down, I fussy cut the sentiment, leaving a small border around it. The sentiment cut out warped from repeated heating so I placed it under a heavy block to straighten it.
For the panel, I am using different colored cardstocks based on the colors in the challenge. I created a pattern using these colored carstocks. I temporarily adhered the cardstocks to a 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" white cardstock. I used a rectangle A4 die to serve as a guide in placement of the sentiment and where to cut the cardstocks. I stamped on the blue cardstock using Mama Elephant Boutique Borders and Hero Arts Navy ink to create a mini checkered look. For the green cardstock, I ran it through the die cut machine using Li'l Inkers Design Quilted Stiched Pattern Die to create diamond background.
I embossed the rest of the sentiments on the other cardstocks using Hero Arts White embossing powder. I aligned the sentiments using the Misti Creative Corners which is a big help. I die cut these cardstocks with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die while it was temporarily adhered to the white A2 panel. I added splatters of Prima Storm Cloud color mist, and set it to dry.
Assembling the front panel, I pieced each colored cardstock to create the pattern. I trimmed off the the excess on the blue and green cardstocks. I adhered the embossed large sentiment with foam adhesive. I adhered a fun foam to the back of this panel, then adhered it to an A4 sized dark gray cardstock. I adhered this to a top folding A2 sized note card. I added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti.
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Maria Giselle B.
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