Saturday, April 16, 2016

You're Absolutely Fabulous- Cards for a Worthy Cause

Hi Stampers! 

I have been busy this week creating cards for the Splitcoaststampers' April 2016 MISSION-Cards for A Cause.  

This month, encouragement cards are being sent to the Miami VA Medical Center for the Homeless Veterans Program (see details here).   

I am honored to have a chance to possibly give a little back to those who have sacrificed so much for our country and to think that they are now homeless and in medical need.....if you would like to send cards to this cause, there is still time  (again, please see details here- if you do not have a Splitcoaststampers’ sign-on, it is free to sign up).

I have several cards finished for this card drive and will share over the next few days- this one was designed using the Mojo443 Sketch Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers’ WT578 “Shabby Chic”Challenge.

To create this card:

Ink the Landscape Silhouettes image from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (SNSS) using Early Espresso Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (I used my MISTI® Tool so I could stamp several times for a very dark image).

Use the 1 ¼” Circle Punch with sticky note paper to create a mask for the “sun/moon” and place over the stamped image.

With a Sponge Dauber and Dusty Durango Classic Ink (retired) apply ink to the sky , lift up the mask and sponge a bit onto the sun/moon.

Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

The background layers were created using retired Stampin’ Up! Outlaw Designer Series Paper (DSP), distressing the edges with the Distressing Tool and mounting onto Early Espresso cardstock (some of the background pieces were die cut with stitched square or rectangle dies).

The card base is retired Dusty Durango cardstock and the star border was cut from Very Vanilla cardstock with the SNSS Hearts and Stars Scallop Border Die Set.

The other three stars were cut from My Favorite Things (MFT) Stitched Stars STAX Dies and the smaller two stars are layered onto Wplus9 Clear Cut Stacker Stars Dies.  

The tiny stars (Very Vanilla) in the centers of the stitched stars are the negative die cut pieces from the SNSS Stars Scalloped Border Die- woohoo, nothing went to waste!

The sentiment is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set, Absolutely Fabulous and the banner points were created with the Hexagon Punch.

Stamp Sets: Absolutely Fabulous (retired Stampin’ Up!), Landscape Silhouettes (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)

Ink: Early Espresso, retired Dusty Durango, Faber-Castell® Black Pitt Pen Marker

Paper/Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, retired Dusty Durango, retired Outlaw DSP

Accessories: MISTI® Tool, Big Shot™, retired Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder,  Heart and Stars Scallop Border Dies (SNSS), Stitched Rectangle, Square and Star STAX Dies (MFT),  Clear Stacker Stars Dies (Wplus9), Distressing Tool, Sponge Dauber, Sticky Note Paper, Punches-  Banner Triple, Hexagon, 1 ¼” Circle

If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment section- I truly appreciate your visits and comments- they are such an encouragement to me!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend- hugs and God Bless!

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