I made an A2 size note card and left it blank inside to write a friendship message or word of encouragement. Take a look.
I started with a square of 5.5 x 5.5 inch Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper for the front panel of the card. This will be resized later with a die. Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Broken China was blended onto the paper with a Ranger Mini Blender. I blended heavy on the left and lightened up on the right.
Here’s an idea I got from Tina at Cards and Coffee Time. Wadding up a clean baby wipe, I bounced over the Broken China front panel and lifted some of the color. This gave a marbled look to the panel. To take it even further, the same wadded up baby wipe was used to dab onto a pad of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink, Iced Spruce, then pressed here and there on the front panel. The same thing was done using a Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Faded Jeans. I love this marbled look.
Using Simon Says Stamp Wavy Scallop Stitches Die Set, the front panel was die cut, making sure the lighter side of the panel was on the right. At this time, I trimmed out my card base using 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, cut to 5.5 x 8.5 inches. This was folded in half to make the card 4.25 to 5.5 inches. I trimmed off the die cut side of the larger section and adhered it to the right side of the card with Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape. Scotch Foam Tape was adhered to the back of the left side of the front panel and attached to the card base.
Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea Petals Dies were used to die cut the flowers on the Bristol Smooth Paper. Using finger daubers, I dabbed Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass in the center of the petals. Since I made the front panel ahead of time, I had forgotten that I used Broken China ink, or I would have used this color in the centers. However, I do like the soft look of the petals made with the Tumbled Glass color. I then went around the edges of the petals using another finger dauber with Simon Says Stamp Ink, Thistle. The two petals on the left size of the panel were adhered with Zots Clear Adhesive Dots, so they would lay flat on the raised section. The two petals on the right were adhered using the Scotch Foam Tape so they would be the same height as the left section of the front panel.
To make the sentiment, using the finger daubers, I swooped across the inside of a rectangular piece of Bristol paper with the Tumbled Glass ink. I went around the outside of the blue area with the Thistle ink. The die, Wplus9, Hand Lettered Hello, was used to die cut the inked rectangular paper. Hello was also die cut using white fun foam. The fun foam Hello die cut was attached to the back of the inked Hello die cut with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. The left side of the “h” on the fun foam was cut off in order to lay flat against the raised scallop panel. The word was adhered to the card with the Nuvo glue.
To add some detail, I drew lines on the petals and word with a Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen. Pearl Gems from my stash were adhered in the center of the petals. I always use a spot of glue behind the gem to insure that it will not later fall off. I’m not fond of the tiny pearl on the smallest petal, but it is what it is.
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