Our fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Kassidy, spent the day with me on Wednesday. It was her parents’ 20th wedding anniversary, and they were spending the day together. Kass and I used our time to work on our planners, a hobby we enjoy doing together. Besides using stickers to decorate an Erin Condren planner as a memory keeper, Kassidy has started using a bullet journal for her day-to-day scheduling. Her bullet journaling is done on blank pages. She has to draw in the boxes for scheduling, and doodle in illustrations to decorate. It takes more effort and creativity to come up with a bullet journal spread. After completing the pages of journaling that she wanted to do, Kassidy did a portion of her summer reading required by her school. Finally, she said, “I want to make an anniversary card for Mom and Dad.
Most of the time, Kassidy is a minimalist. She likes to keep things simple. She decided to make the background of her card by scribbling Faber-Castell Gelatos on watercolor paper. The colors she chose were Cotton Candy, Boysenberry and Grape. Kassidy then took a small watercolor brush dipped in water to spread the colors around. After this, she used a paper towel to blot up the water here and there. This gave the card its desirable textured look. I loved the way it turned out.
To save time, a heat tool was used to dry the card front. Kass was preparing the card for embossing powder, so the paper had to be completely dry. To further keep the embossing powder from sticking to the card where it wasn’t supposed to stick, Kassidy pounced on it with a Magic Powder Bag. Then after stamping Happy Anniversary (Strawberry Jude Stamps) on the card front with a VersaMark Sticky Ink Pad, she sprinkled Stampendous Embossing Powder, Snow, on the stamped area. After shaking off the loose embossing powder, Kass melted the embossed letters with the heat tool. She decided to add a heart from another stamp set. The card front was then trimmed to fit on a 4″ x 4″ card base with a border around it.
On the inside of the card, a Penny Black stamp was used at the top of the card. She then wrote 20 years over the hedgehogs. The message Kassidy wrote to her parents is covered up in this photo. So cute.
I hope you like this card, and it inspires you to make a minimalist card for someone. I’m sure Kassidy made someone’s day.
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