Thank You, You’re Fabulous

Today I would love to share with you a fun techniques creating a unique note cards using your own handwriting. This is a heat-embossing resist technique with dye ink pads and some water.

To create the watercolor effect using dye ink pads, first step is to squezze the lid againts the ink pad before you open it. This is how to get the ink on the lid. Then, lightly spray with some water.

 

On a piece of watercolor paper, add some powder tool, and then write the sentimen using VersaMarker. Add some Clear embossing powder and heat set it using Craft Heater.

Pick the ink from the ink pad lid that you have sprayed with water using pain brush. And trace the embossed handwriting sentiment with the colors. Wash the brush in a bowl of clean water every time you want to change color.

If you see a pool of inks around the letters that you do not like, you can pick it up using dry clean brush or paper towel. Just dab it on the extra inks, do not wipe or scrub.

Then, set aside to dry naturally or you can speedy it up using Craft Heater. I let it side aside while I prepare the card base. It did not take a long time like I did the watercolor background.

  

For the card base, I cut White Daisy cardstock to make 4.25 x 4.25 card. Then I cut the Hopscotch paper the same size and add it on the front panel of the card base using glue runner.

Next layer is the paper doilies. I stack them to make layers under the watercolor paper. I cut 2 paper dolies in half and arrange them under the where the watercolor paper will go and when they are in good position, then glue them using liquid glue or glue runner.

Then I add the watercolor paper that already dry (or if not yet dry, you can use craft heater to make sure it dries completely). Add the sentiment on top of the doilies using strong glue runner or wrinkle-free liquid glue (Tombow Mono Liquid Glue is the best!).

 

On a piece of White Daisy cardstock I stamped the extra sentiments from You’re The Bomb stamp set with Slate and Sunset Ink Pads. I trimmed the circle and added it on the card using 3D foam tape.

Here are the full list of supplies I used for this note card:

  • Stamp: Operation Smile stamp – You’re The Bomb (CTMH, available only until 3/31/14)
  • Paper: Hopscotch Paper Packet (CTMH, available only until 3/31/14)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy (CTMH)
  • Ink pads: Flaxen, Glacier, Sunset, Smoothie, Slate (CTMH)
  • VersaMarker (HobbyLobby)
  • Tools: Craft Heater (CTMH), Fiskar Paper Trimmer, Scissors (ek Tools)
  • Adhesives: Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, Tombow adhesive runner, 3D foam tape.
  • Other: Paint brush (Plaid), Paper doilies, watercolor paper, sprakle gems (Studio G.), Mini spray bottle (you find mini spray bottle at travelling or $1 section).

I enter this card for these challenges:

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You’re So Wonderful

There’s always someone in our life who need some encouragement and love. This way, you can send a little note card just to say that, “You’re SO wonderful.”

It is simple note card you can make using the Operation Smile Stamp Set: You’re The Bomb. This stamp set is packed with sweet sentiments and images you can use to make any kind of cards you need.

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I love how the watercolor background can give a unique look on a card. This technique is becoming one of my favorite of creating backgrounds. For this background I simply scribble the colors using CTMH Watercolor Pencils and then wet them using my aqua paint brush. It is amazing how these watercolor pencils can blend together.

For the heart, I add some Liquid Glass to give some dimension on it.

Supplies from Close To My Heart:

  • You’re The Bomb stamp set (Operation Smile stamp available until 3/31/14)
  • Ink Pads: Black, Pear, Hollyhock
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Craft Heater
  • Liquid Glass
  • Mini Stapler and staple
  • Aqua Paint Brush (expired)

Others:

  • 110 lb Paper Studio White Cardstock
  • Black Cardstcok
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Vellum paper
  • Tombow Adhesive Runner
  • Tombow Vellum Tape runner
  • Tombow liquid glue
  • 3D foam tape
  • Sprarkle Gems
  • Scissors

This is a challenge from Kathy, the Daily Maker – 30 Day Coloring Challenge. You can join this challenge if you love coloring using any medium! Link up at her blog post here. Or if you have Instagram, join her with using hashtag: #thedailymarker30day

Thanks for visiting today! Have a fun day šŸ™‚

Operation Smile: Create Smiles, Change Lives, and Heal Humanity

I am thankful to be part of this amazing company. Close To My Heart is not only a paper crafting online store, but also theyĀ care for others and children.Ā In the last 30 years, Close To My Heart has been partnering withĀ Operation SmileĀ®Ā to create smiles, change lives and impact the communities.

Since its founding in 1982,Ā Operation SmileĀ®Ā has performed over 220,000 surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children. It only takes an hour for volunteer medical teams to perform these life-altering surgeries that will give children confidence for a lifetime.

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Who is Operation SmileĀ®?

Throughout the world, Operation SmileĀ®Ā Ā volunteers repair childhood facial deformities for free while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. Together we create smiles, change lives, and heal humanity.

Operation SmileĀ® fulfills its mission with five programs:

  • International Medical Missions:Ā Operation SmileĀ®Ā coordinates more than 30 medical mission sites in 25 countries annually (international and local in-country medical missions).
  • Chapters and Foundations
  • U.S. Care Network
  • Education
  • Student Programs

Through your purchases and time help sustain a charity that has helped over 200,000 children in the last 30 years!

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From December 2014 through March 2015, Close To My Heart has a special stamp set to keep helping with this charity effort. You can makeĀ a difference in the life of a child when you buy the Operation Smileā„¢ Youā€™re the Bomb stamp set!

When you purchase the C-size Youā€™re the Bomb stamp set at full retail price anytime from now through March 2015, Close To My Heart will donate $3 of the proceeds to Operation Smile.

You can always give donation to Operation SmileĀ® whenever you shop at my store. At the cart or check out page, you will see the box where you can give donation before you checking out.Ā If you have any questions, please contact me or visit my store to purchase and donate!

THANK YOU for shopping Ā and giving a smile on a child’s life!