Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Merci, Mhgòi, matter how you say it, it's "Thank You".

This card is detailed but it's not difficult.  There are several layers to play up the embossing and the Illuminate background.  Tips: 1) I stamped the background stamp in the new, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Pad. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pad and the look it provides. It works best on dark colored cardstock.  2) I also used the Illuminate pad for the circle image that's been punched out. It's a bit difficult to see in this picture. 3) Notice how I only embossed 2/3 of the cardstock?  I didn't want to overwhelm the card. Try embossing just a section of a card for slight impact.  4) The heart is punched from red glimmer paper and adhered with a Dimensional.  5) There is light 'spritzing' of ink spots on the Eiffel tower image.  I used the Color Spritzer Tool to create that look. 6) The edges of the pieces are 'roughed up'. I had to use my Bone Folder for this but BE ON THE LOOK OUT - Stampin' Up! is coming out with a NEW, AWESOME distressing tool that you're going to love. That product will be available in the Spring Catalog beginning January 3rd!

  • Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings (118517 wood, 120573 clear), En Francais (109521 wood only), Curly Cute (117014, 120510 wood)
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
  • Ink Pads: Basic Black, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Pad ( 126857)
  • Marker: Basic Gray
  • Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (120175)
  • Punches: Small Heart (117193), 1" Square - to make the banner tip (124094), 1 3/4" Circle( 119850
  • Accessories: Color Spritzer Tool (107066), Bone Folder ( 102300), Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SNAIL adhesive

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