I created this card inspired by Nina-Marie Trapani's lesson for Day 4 of Online Card Classes' "Spring Card Camp 2." Her theme was making an impact with sentiments. The inspiration for the greeting came from one of the stamps in Concord & 9th's "Mail Drop" set, which says, "A little note to say hello." I used "Milo's ABCs" to spell out the first part, and then die cut the hello 3 times.
I chose 3 colors of cardstock for my hello die cuts. I wanted an analogous gradient, so I chose teal, a more purpley blue, and lavender. I die cut the word--which die cuts the individual letters--once from each color, and set the letters aside in a small box I keep on my desk for little die cuts.
For the stamped portion, I cut a small panel of vellum, and used my MISTI to align the letter stamps--a VERY fiddly job. Thankfully I had enough of each letter from the get-go, so I didn't have to leave spaces and fill them in later. I stamped the final greeting in Jet Black ink, & heat set to keep it from smearing.
I die cut a panel from "Screaming Green" cardstock (my name, not the manufacturer's LOL) with the largest of the "Small Cross-Stitched Rectangles" dies. I used the negative from one of my hello die cuts to help me position the letters, lining everything up with my Tim Holtz gridded centering ruler.
I ran the vellum greeting panel through my Xyron Create a Sticker 250. I wasn't sure if I wanted one or two layers of vellum, so I removed my panel from the release paper, and gently laid it on my card front. I decided I needed a little more opacity, so I carefully peeled up the vellum, adhered it to another (slightly larger) scrap of the same vellum, & trimmed the excess of the second piece with my scissors. I ran that through my Xyron to apply adhesive to the back, and then stuck it to my card. Finally, I matted the panel with navy cardstock, and adhered it to a white card base.
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020 GMT Views: 71