Handmade Miss You Card
Featuring damask designs in hot pink
I was super busy the last week with tasks that have kept me away from my studio, computer, and in fact, out of state. I have returned to the state and thus my studio and now my computer! I have a fun card to share with you today. I adore all things damask, and I was noticing that I had not created a card that featured my favourite design element for awhile. I was also feeling the need to use a bright colour and that I wanted to use a more non-traditional colour on my traditional motif. Thus the hot pink Miss You card was born.
I started by stamping the damask images on a piece of white cardstock using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Something about hot pink damask just makes my day!
I then stamped the Linen Background Stamp from Stampin’ Up using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Over that, I stamped the French Script Background stamp, also from Stampin’ Up. This time, I used the Picked Raspberry. I then broke out my handy-dandy ink blending tools and applied both Worn Lipstick and then Picked Raspberry to my white panel.
At this stage, I created my sentiment. I used my Epic 6 and Spellbinders Label 3 Nested Dies to cut out a very small square. I stamped the sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages by Papertrey Ink in Picked Raspberry and then heat embossed with Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I also cut the next larger square, this I directly applied Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry to. I adhered my fancy squares together.
I then mounted my damask panel to a piece of black cardstock and then added a little belly band of the same paper. I added the velvet ribbon and adhered my sentiment. Again, I stepped back from my Miss You Card and felt like it needed more.
I added the jumbo Lush brad and also used some adhesive nail heads on the sentiment. All of this and yet, it was still too plain. Enter Stickles, I used Crystal and Glam Pink as accents on my damask and finally the glitter beast was calm. I am looking forward to getting this baby out in the mail!
Stamps: Damask – Heidi Swapp, French Script & Linen – Stampin’ Up
Ink: Picked Raspberry & Worn Lipstick Distress Ink – Ranger
Paper: Neenah Solar White & Black – Recollections
Other: Adhesive Nailheads – Mark Richards, Lush Brad – My Minds Eye, Crystal & Glam Pink Sickles – Ranger, Pink Velvet Ribbon – American Crafts