Happy Monday! And Happy Labor Day to my US and Canadian visitors! Hope you’ve got some fun and relaxing plans for today :) I’m in the midst of a mini kitchen remodel so no relaxing for me!
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This card is using some gorgeous papers from the eclectic Paperie store—Basic Grey’s Plumeria. I chose a neutral pattern for my background and I’m not sure if you can tell or not (click on the photo for a closer view), but after I stitched the background paper to my dark gray layer, I sanded the edges with my Idea-ology Sanding Grip Block loaded with Idea-ology Sanding Grip Refill. I use this little gadget all the time—love it for distressing edges as well as for smoothing rough card stock edges. After I sanded, I sponged the edges with my Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool and Antique Linen Distress Ink.
I then added some colorful strips using my MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX dies and some Dot N’ Go - Mini Glue Dots, then I stamped a sentiment from More Essential Sentiments on a Die-namics Designer Labels 3 STAX with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and made a flower using Die-namics Pretty Posies and Die-namics Royal Leaves. I popped the sentiment die cut up on Scotch Foam Mounting Tape and added a center to my flower with a brad from Plumeria – Mixed Brads.
Here’s the inside of the card with another sentiment from More Essential Sentiments.
Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:
And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: More Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Whip Cream card stock (MFT); dark gray card stock; Plumeria (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX, Die-namics Designer Labels 4 STAX, Die-namics Pretty Posies, Die-namics Royal Leaves (MFT); Scotch Foam Mounting Tape, Idea-ology Sanding Grip Block, Idea-ology Sanding Grip Refill, Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool; Plumeria – Mixed Brads; sewing machine; Dot N’ Go - Mini Glue Dots