Thursday, November 2, 2017

Creating Kindness Blog Hop: Support or Friendship

Hello everybody and welcome to another Creating Kindness (Around the World) Design Team Blog Hop. This month our theme is Support or Friendship and I had a hard time deciding what to share with you today. After a lot of thought I've decided to share a card that I've made for a friend that I went to high school with.

This friend has Multiple Sclerosis and has not been well lately. She is such a lovely person and is always keeping a positive attitude. I've decided to send her a card so that she'll know that I'm thinking about her and in hopes that it will help keep her spirits up.

I used a technique that I've never tried before when I made this card. I used my Flourishing Thinlits Dies with my Big Shot to deboss my background. I used watercolor paper for the background because it is softer and thicker than normal cardstock and I thought it would hold an impression better.

I layered my watercolor paper on top of some cheap fun foam from my dollar store, put the framelits on top with the cutting side up, put a cutting plate on top and cranked it through the Big Shot to press the die into the paper. It worked like a charm!!

Then I used sponge daubers and Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Island Indigo and Elegant Eggplant to cover the entire background with ink. I gave it a little flick with water to lift some of the color and added a heat embossed sentiment to finish it off.

I've made a quick video to show you how I did this technique and put the card together... 

Thanks for stopping by today! Let me know if you try this technique out and what you think of it. I hope you'll continue along on this hop. I can't wait to see what the rest of my teammates have chosen to share this month. If you'd like to keep on hopping, just click the next button below. 

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  1. I love what you did with the debossing, very clever and I will have to try it! xx

  2. Fabulous card Maria, Love the watercolour background and the subtle effects of the debossed flourish, have to try this out. :) xx

  3. I couldn't see the Stella'd portion in the pic, so I'm glad I watched the video. It really adds that extra "wow" factor!

  4. What a wonderful card, Maria. I love that technique, thank you for sharing.

  5. Wow! what a fabulous card! Love the deboss & the highlights of wink of stella. Your video was great to watch, too xx

  6. Your card is really wonderful. Thank you for sharing
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