One of my fellow volunteers is moving on from the organization we volunteer at, so I made this card to let her know how much she is appreciated for all of her contributions! When I think of my friend, I think of her trendy black jeans, white tee, and her bright & bold personality that emanates pops of pink...that is the inspiration behind this card.
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To make the base, simply tape your stencil to both your panel and your work surface, then apply the texture paste. Allow adequate time for the texture paste to dry, and be sure to clean your stencil with soap and water ASAP!
Next it's time to build the florals. I used the My Favorite Things Flashy Florals stamp and die sets paired with Ranger and MFT dye inks, then heat embossed the 2nd layer with Princess Gold embossing powder. The Flashy Florals set may be hard to come by, but ANY floral stamp & die will work! MFT has many lovely layering flower sets to choose from. Some of the flowers I adhered using foam tape, the rest I stuck down with Be Creative tape.
I wanted a custom phrase for this card "forever blessed...because of you", and thankfully I was able to come up with those words using a combination of stamps and dies! I heat embossed the "forever" using Super Fine Black Embossing Powder, and I heat embossed the "blessed" die cut with 3 layers of Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I love the bubble affect this gives! I added them to vellum, then sewed it down using my Stitch Happy sewing machine and Stitch Happy Aqua thread. Super easy! The rest of my sentiment is on the inside of the card. :)
Try turning your stencil 45 degrees for a different look!
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All About Sunshine is living in such a way that you shine brightly and spread joy to those around you. Giving is one of life's greatest pleasures, and I've found that giving something you made is even more heartfelt...not to mention, just plain FUN!