Miss You


My elderly parents live 500 miles away.  I wanted to make them a card to let them know I always think of them and pray for them, even though they already know it.  I’ve been looking for a chance to use my new ornate background stamp.  Opportunity has arisen!

When taking card photos, light amazes me.  Since my house in located in a wooded area, I have more success taking photos around 3:30 p.m.  I didn’t make it outside until 3:50 today, so I had to chase the sun.  We have so many trees around us that even if I catch a ray of sun, shadows of leaves are moving over the card.  So I went for this photo in which the sun caught the glimmer of the gold embossing.  Please excuse the road behind the photo!  

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Full Sun

On my way back into the house, I put the table I was using back on the deck.  The card was lying on it, so I took another shot.  You know how that goes.  So look at this photo.  

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Outside in the Shade

Such a difference in color surprises me.

Although I took what seemed like a zillion pictures, I just HAD to try it again later in the evening.  By this time, it was dark outside, so I took the photo inside.

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Inside with White Lamp Lighting

After all of that, I think I like the last photo the best.  What do you think?  Which one do you like best?


  • 90# Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background Stamp (6 x 6 inches)
  • VersaMark Embossing Ink Pad
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
  • Ranger Embossing Powder, Super Fine, Gold
  • heat tool
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge – Just spread the ink colors right from the pad where you want them on your paper.
  • spray bottle of water – Spritz the ink with water.  Let this air dry or use the heat tool.  I used the heat gun.  Then I left it overnight to dry thoroughly.



  • paper trimmer – Trim panel down to 4 x 5.25 inches.  When I did this, I had a 1 inch strip left.  That’s how I came up with the narrow panel on top of the card front panel.
  • finger dauber – Go around the panel with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage.  Hint:  If you don’t have these two colors, you can use T.H. Evergreen Bough and get about the same hue as the two combined. 



  • paper trimmer – Trim the 1 inch strip to 1 x 5.25 inches.
  • finger dauber – Go around the panel with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage.
  • fun foam – Cut a strip of fun foam (I used orange-colored) that is a smidge less than 1 x 5.25 inches.  This is to glue to the back of the strip.
  • 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock – Gold emboss a piece of cardstock that will be trimmed to 1.5 x 5.25 inches.  This will be glued under the colored strip.
  • VersaMark Embossing Ink Pad
  • Ranger Embossing Powder, Super Fine, Gold
  • heat tool



  • 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock 
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge
  • finger dauber – Ink a portion of cardstock with ripe persimmon.  Then blend in rusty hinge.
  • heat tool – Dry the ink before stamping the sentiment.
  • Miss You Sentiment Stamp – I don’t know where I got this.
  • Inkadinkadoo Magic Powder Bag – Powder the cardstock before stamping.
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
  • VersaMark Embossing Ink Pad
  • Ranger Embossing Powder, Super Fine, Gold
  • Pinpoint Main Street Tag Die Set, Matrice De Decoupe by poppystamps, inc.
  • Cuttlebug Embossing and Die Cutting Machine
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage – Go around the edges of the tag with the finger daubers.
  • hole punch, small
  • DMC Metallic Thread – Tie on the thread and fringe it.

I wish I could have gotten a photo of the whole card looking like this one.



  • 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, cut to 5.5 x 8.5 inches and folded in half making a card that is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
  • finger daubers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage – Go around the perimeter of the card front to color a border.  



  • Little Thins from Lucy’s Cards, Caribbean Dream



  • Scrapbook E-Z Runner Permanent Adhesive – Adhere the panels and card base.
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue – Glue on the tag and sequins.


And I thought this post was going to be a quick do.  I drive myself crazy with details!  So I hope this helps SOMEBODY.  I tell myself, “If nothing else, I have a reference for myself should I want to make a card similar to this again.”

Thanks for having a look-see,



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One thought on “Miss You

  1. Karen Letchworth says:

    This is STUNNING! I love the gold embossing and rich tones. Great job, and thanks SO MUCH for sharing your art with us. Have a blessed week, and please stop by again soon. I always enjoy seeing your creativity!
    Word Art Wednesday


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