14 August 2015

Hello Friend

Hello there, I am back with the card I made for the Online Card Classes Background Check background from day five (sorry I am out of day order here, I still have day four to share). The background for this piece was inspired by a technique used by Kristina Werner, of adding colour over textured pieces.

I started off by running a piece of white cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up (unfortunately this has now been discontinued, sorry). I then blended TH Distress Inks in Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves on to it. I finished the piece off by misting it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
For the finished card I went with a similar design that Jennifer McGuire shared on day three. First, I cut a small piece of the panel out. The top piece was adhered to a white A2 card base. I then added a strip of white cardstock below it and then the bottom piece of the background was added. This inlayed technique means the card continues to be one layer. The 'friend' sentiment, from the WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello set, was stamped on to the white piece with black ink. I then die cut the hello die with black cardstock and added this to the left.


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+ Stampin' Up! Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder - discontinued.

I usually add WOS or Glossy Accents to my word die cuts, but since the background piece is already quite shimmery, I decided to leave it bare cardstock. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!


  1. So pretty! Those colours are beautiful together! Dotty xx

  2. Beautiful, love the style of this card Michelle x

  3. Lovely! Adore the colour and the way it's been pieced together. Looks gorgeous. Xx

  4. Wow, this looks brilliant! Jo x

  5. This one is so gorgeous, I saw the picture and thought you must have heat embossed the floral images first, then realised it was a embossing folder. The two colours you chose were just gorgeous. Love it.

  6. This card is so beautiful. Just love the colors you chose.


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