Thinking of You Card Week, Let’s Send Seven Cards!

I was sent the information for thinking of you card week by Rebecca Walton, owner of…She thought it would be great to participate and send cards to seven people, and I agreed. Unfortunately my timing isn’t great, as the week started October 24th and runs through the 30th. I still think it would be nice for us to send seven cards to friends unexpectedly though..Here’s more about this week’s initiative.

I wanted to create seven cards and started with Recollections 110 lb heavyweight cardstock, cut it in half on the long length and then scoring them at 4 1/4″.

I used a variety of stencils…one from Joggles called Damask and the others I think are from Aliexpress, with simple geometric patterns.

I used sentiments from a My Creative Things set called Many Greetings and a set from Aliexpress with simple script greetings and a couple of frames. I put all of the greeting inside the MISTI on scrap white cardstock, and stamped them a few times with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I ran my brush (that I bought at a garage sale) to put some baby powder on my papers to ensure the embossing powder only sticks to the images before putting embossing powder on them.

I used a black water based marker and colored the edges of my sentiments then put clear embossing powder on them and heat embossed them as well.

I taped the stencils down on the sides to hold them flat (with a card base under it) and then used a Tim Holtz distress tool to color through the stencil. You need to heat set Distress Oxide inks before going onto the next step.

I used Distress Oxide Inks in: Worn Lipstick (thought it was too coral)
Picked Raspberry
After the first layer of Distress Oxides, I offset the image just a little bit, and used the white ink for the next layer…Then I used Seedless Preserves that’s a purple color and moved the stencil a little more to make the images pop. Then I sprayed some water on a few of the cards to make them look a little different.

The white ink is Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink, and it needs to be heat set as well as it’s very slow drying.

I used the inks on the edges of my sentiments as well.

I ran some pink ribbon through the Xyron and attached it to some of the cards beneath the sentiments…I put foam squares under the sentiments and laid them on the ribbon. I used white sheer ribbon with glue dots on one card as the Xyron adhesive didn’t seem to stick to this type ribbon.

I added white gel pen to one to brighten it and to cover a mark on one of the sentiments.

If you want to tag photos of the cards you create for thinking of you week, here are the tags.

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