22 September 2017

Big Hugs

Hello there, today I have a card to share for my Guest Design post for Neat and Tangled. Today I am using the Big Hugs Die along with the Star Stencil. I wanted to keep the card simple to focus on the die so I made a simple background to go with it.

I started off by embossing the Star Stencil on to some TH watercolor paper. I then sprayed the piece using Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Teal and Ocean. It is difficult to see in the photos but the background has a beautiful shimmer to it from the sprays.

I wasn't sure whether to emboss the stencil first or after adding the colour but I am glad that I did it before, as the colour ran into the embossed edges and I think it made the background more interesting.
I die cut the Big Thanks Die three times from white cardstock and stacked these up using liquid glue. I added the background piece to a white A2 card base with foam tape and then added the hugs die on top with more liquid glue.
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
Like I said, very simple but I have to say, I really like how this card came out. I think I might make some more with different colours for the backgrounds. For more inspiration using Neat and Tangled products, please head over to their blog. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have  a great day!


  1. Another gorgeous creation, Michelle! This is lovely, and I want that dies sooooo much after seeing you use it here, Jo x

  2. Great card !! The embossed background is really cool !

  3. Simple but beautiful, I love the background as you could adapt it to lots of different occasions.

  4. Your embossed, shimmery background is so eye-catching; perfect canvas for your big hugs sentiment! Mega-watt smiles in seeing this beauty!


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