Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Card Drive with Understand Blue

Hello Friends! Today my card share is part of card drive that is going on over on the Understand Blue blog. Lydia has asked that we create a card for the greeter at her COSTCO. He is having double knee replacement and could use a little cheering up! Well, I can certainly understand that! To read more about the card drive and the giveaway opportunity, click HERE.

I dusted off a few old-timers to create this card; my Cupcake Riley Moose and a sentiment stamp from Lockhart. I've had these for years! I have taken a liking to the 4 Bar sized card and that is what I created here.

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First, I die cut a panel from a piece of ivory card stock, using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. Then, I stamped the image and sentiment using Memento Espresso Truffle ink. Next, I colored Riley with Copic markers. I paper pieced his little ottoman, added Glossy Accents to his coffee and glitter to the cherry on top of his cupcake. I mounted the focal panel onto a piece of craft foam(like Fun Foam) to add dimension. I really do like it better than just the foam tape strips. The card is sturdy with zero chance of saggy areas. I adhered it all together with Be Creative tape, because it's extra strong. The focal was then adhered to my card base.

For the inside of the card, I used my new tool, the MISTI! I was on the fence about this, because I have been using the Stamp-a-ma-Jig for years and years but, I kept seeing this tool pop up in videos and I loved how easy it was to use and how accurately it stamped the images. Soooo, I ordered one and I tell you what, I don't know how I ever stamped without it! It's worth every penny I spent.

Stamping the inside sentiment was quick and easy with the MISTI. And I didn't have to worry about it being straight, because MISTI has a grid printed right on the lid. Fabulous tool! I know I will be using it all the time.

Aaannd...that's all I have to share today!  Thanks for stopping by!


stamps: Cupcake Riley(Hanna Stamps)  "get comfy, rest, get better"(Lockhart Stamp Co.)  sentiment inside of card: Take Care. Feel Better Soon from Autumn Abundance(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: 80# Ivory(GinaK Designs)  Midnight Muse(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Print Poetry(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Memento Espresso Truffle(Tsukineko)  Midnight Muse(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Stitched Rectangles(Simon Says Stamp)
bling: Garnet glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts)  
coloring medium: Copic markers
other: Glossy Accents(Ranger)  MISTI(My Sweet Petunia)  Foam Sheets(Silly Winks)


Lydia Fiedler said...

Oh Barbara!!

I LOVE your card! Thank you so much for sending some paper love Alex's way - you are a sweetheart.

And I totally know what you mean about the MISTI - how did we do without it???


Jeanne said...

You are so thoughtful and generous, Barb! I think your card is fantastic and will most certainly bring a smile to this fine gentleman's face. What a lovely gesture. Your coloring looks fabulous! Congrats on getting the MISTI. I have to say, I've thought the same thing at first...why is this tool a must have? But, I keep seeing it used and can sense that it really is a great tool to have in one's stash. Now that you are on board, it really must be great. :) It's on my wish list, I'll say that. Hope you have a great day and thanks so much for sharing.