Friday, August 21, 2015

No One Like You

Send a Smile 4 Kids is have a "CAS Cards 4 Kids" challenge. I decided to create this card with that challenge in mind.

I die cut the "Stitched Filmstrip" die by Pretty Pink Posh from 140 lb. watercolor paper for my focal panel. I then pressed Mermaid Lagoon & Cracked Pistachio Distress ink pads onto my non-stick craft sheet, and spritzed the ink with water. I smooshed my filmstrip around in the ink, until I got it covered completely. Then I dried it with my heat tool, and pressed it into the ink puddles again, to get further depth of color. Once that was dry, I cleaned up my craft sheet, and repeated the process, this time with just Abandoned Coral Distress ink. When the filmstrip looked like I wanted, I set it aside.

I had already marked the spaces where the openings in the filmstrip would go, onto a piece of Strathmore bristol paper. I stamped 3 of the images from Hero Arts' "Woodland Creatures" set, plus the ladybug from that set, one in each of the spaces. Because I would be coloring them with my Zig Clean Color pens, I made sure to stamp them in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, which is waterproof when dry. After I had given the images a few minutes to dry, I colored them in, and erased the pencil marks on the bristol.

For the background, I used a dot stencil by Donna Downey Studio. I colored some Golden Light Molding Paste with Mermaid Lagoon, and spread it over the stencil, onto a piece of pale blue cardstock. Once I'd covered the cardstock, I set that aside to dry.

I stamped a greeting from the same Hero Arts set onto another piece of pale blue cardstock, using Versamark ink. I heat embossed that with Recollections Clear Detail embossing powder, then inked over it with Mermaid Lagoon. The embossing resisted the ink, letting the light blue greeting show. I cut that into a banner strip, and glued it to the now-dry background panel.

I ran my filmstrip die cut through my Xyron Create-a-Sticker machine, to apply adhesive to the back side. Then I adhered it over my stamped bristol piece, and trimmed off the excess bristol from around the filmstrip. Then I glued that to my background, above the greeting strip. Finally, I mounted the completed card front to a white A2-size card base.

I'm also entering this card in a2z Scrapbooking's August "Texture" challenge.


  1. Oh gosh this is cute! That's one of my favorite Hero Arts stamp set...just adorable! Thanks for playing with us over at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  2. Wonderful textured background and such a fun filmstrip too.

    So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

  3. Adorable Andrea. Thanks for joining us at a2z

  4. Great background texture!! Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!

  5. so so fun! love the design--glad you entered it at a2z!

  6. Such cute images! Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.


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