Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! I don’t know how the weekend is going so fast!!
I’m bringing you a card today that I’ve created for the latest Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger:
This image made me think of retro/vintage posters and I pretty much went for a literal interpretation for my creation:
What do you think? I really love how this turned out! And it may look simple but let me tell you – it is a technique-packed card to boot!!
I started with a panel of My Style Blueprint cardstock and planned where my elements would go. I began by stamping the ‘You’ from the Simon Says Stamp ‘You’ set using Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW! Clear Semi Dull embossing powder. To create the banner I then measured and cut out a piece of fun foam to the right size, sprayed the back with repositionable spray adhesive and used it to stamp the banner using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I then took a piece of Golden Tiara cardstock and stamped it with the polka dots from Polka Dot Basics II using the WPlus9 White Pigment Ink (dudes, whatever white ink you are currently using – if it isn’t this – just toss it out and get this instead. You’ll totally thank me, I promise). I then stamped the cup from the Crafty Secrets Coffee & Tea set and trimmed it out. I decided I wanted everything flush with this card so I trimmed the shape out of my aqua panel as well. I placed the cup in its place then stamped the ‘I Like’ part of the sentiment using the Kelly Purkey Plain Jane Alphabet set.
We are almost at the white sentiment part – but wait! I didn’t want a clear embossed powder look. Oh no. So, using a technique I learned in one of the Online Card Classes videos, I placed a sheet of paper over the top of my panel and ironed with a low setting for a couple of seconds and voilà – embossing removed!! This technique is *genius*!!!
So, finally, the white sentiment. I die cut the letters from foam using the Script Alphabet dies and created stamps from them as before. I stamped the letters with Versamark ink then heat embossed with WOW! Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder (this was because I wanted everything flush as mentioned before). I stamped a small flourish from Fancy Flourishes above the cup and embossed in the same way. Finally I adhered everything to a Stamper’s Select White card base using Scor-Tape. Phew!
Well, I hope you’ll agree that all the effort was worth it for this card! I’m pretty stoked with it – but I want to hear what you think! I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by!