I hope each of you is doing well :)
A friend in the cardmaking world is ill, very ill. I worry about her as she begins the path of treatment. This card is for her. I really hope when she opens the mailbox it brings a smile to her face and to her heart and that she regains good health once again!
The background is a mix of distress inks, let dry, drop water onto it, paper towel the water off. It leaves the bokeh type faded spots on it. Then I sent it through an embossing folder just for the two corners.
Mixed metals: I started out with gold mirror paper, cut two thin strips and adhered them to the sides of the distressed background.
I stamped the image with VersaMark, then applied gold embossing powder. I got it almost heated, but the heat tool broke and I had to wait for a new one (plus a couple back ups ordered) to re-heat the powder. Burned. Start that over. The mistake is I combined the wrong color embossing powder: Liquid Platinum. DOH! Not starting over again because I had cut and heat embossed the scalloped layer as well as the background for the sentiment. (sigh, mixed metals)
OK. Here comes the heartfelt part. I hand pierced around the oval focal image, then hand stitched gold thread all around it. I really do care about our friend and want to bring her a smile. After assembling, I sprinkled a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, then added a gold metallic thread bow with a clear faceted button and rhinestone to the sentiment.
On the inside I hope to pop up a fussy cut stamped ribbon for the specific cancer, covered with UTEE. I'll add a hopeful sentiment inside and later the picture of the inside will be posted. (I'm pooping out fast tonight)
For Donna's Challenge at StampTV this week, Girl Power!
Stamp Sets: Gina K. Designs " Vintage Chick" and "Strength & Hope"
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs 120# White and Neenah 80# white, SU gold mirror
Inks: Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks
Embossing Folder: Sizzix "Flourish" (with the carte postal set)
Embossing Powder: Liquid Platinum by Ranger
Gold Thread by DMC
Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh
Clear faceted button by SU
Adhesive Pop Dots
Multi Matte Medium; Scor Tape; Monoadhesive
Without glare :)
With glare :)
I couldn't decide what to choose.
A big aloha to each of you!
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