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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Just Because, Thinking of You Card

While looking for samples using the "Just Because" set I ran across this gem.  I loved the Balmy Blue background but I was thinking about not making it because there was fussy cutting involved.  I convinced myself to suck it up and cut out the piece.  It's not like it had a bunch of flowers all over the place, it was pretty simple cutting. You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The fold is on the left.  This card opens on the right.  

I cut the Night of Navy piece at 4-1/4" x 2-7/8".  The Balmy Blue layer was cut using the "Stitched Rectangles" die.  For those of you who don't have the dies, the piece measures 2-5/8" x just a hair shy of 4".  Line your card stock just on the edge of the 4" mark and you will be close enough.

I stamped the image from the "Just Because" set.  I did mask off the words but I don't know why I bothered, I was fussy cutting the image.  Just not thinking I guess! LOL  After the fussy cutting I colored the image using Blends Pens.  I used Night of Navy light.  Granny Apple Green, light and dark.  I also used Daffodil Delight, light and dark and just the light Pumpkin Pie.  I didn't get the same effect on the vase as the original image.  I read later that Balmy Blue Blends was used. I didn't have that color. So I took out my Night of Navy marker and my blender pen and worked in the color on the lighter side.  

The words are from the same set. I set them up in the Stamparatus so I could be sure to get them straight and I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  

I taped the layers together. I added the image using Dimensionals and for the final touch I used some glitter enamel dots that I colored with the Night of Navy Blends pen.  Let them dry a few minutes before using them. 

And that was it.  This was a pretty simple card to make and I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

HJ said...

Good morning, Wanda. I love this pretty card with its wide mats, pretty focal image and great font of the sentiment. Good job on your fussy cutting. Have a great day!