Hi creative friends! I needed a thank you card for someone who is sweet, kind, and is always thinking of others. And, I wanted something different. As I browsed through my Honey Bee stamps I kept coming back to the My Tribe Stamp Set. I played around with it and realized that it would work well with a hexagon shaped card. I also wanted to break away from my Distress Inks…but not too far (LOL)…so I grabbed my Distress Oxide Inks!!
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Because I wanted to use Kraft colored cardstock I knew that I wouldn’t be able to watercolor with transparent inks or paints. Distress Oxide Inks work perfectly on colored cardstock because they are opaque. I prepped some #80 Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with an anti-static Embossing Powder Bag. I stamped the image, from the My Tribe Stamp Set, with Hero Arts/Memories Unicorn Pigment Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder.
I watercolored the image using Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks and a #2 Da Vinci Cosmo Top Spin paintbrush. I didn’t use much water so the cardstock held up fine and didn’t pill.
I die cut them using the coordinating My Tribe Die Set, Purple Tape, and a Sizzix Sidekick. I went back and cut 12 more sets. I stacked them three deep and glued them together using a Lawn Fawn Glue Tube.
The card base was created using #110 Neenah Solar White cardstock and the largest of the Hexagon Solid Stack Dies. Score and fold your cardstock before cutting. Make sure that the die is slightly above the cardstock fold to make a shaped card.
I cut the word Sweet from a scrap of Kraft cardstock, using the Sweet Die Set. I colored it using Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. It was cut again from white cardstock. I used the shadow die, from the same set, to cut a piece from Kraft. They were stacked, with the white slightly offset, and then glued to the kraft shadow. I applied several coats of Nuvo Aqua Shimmer to the top for some sparkle and shine.
The rest of the sentiment was stamped, from the Sweet Stamp Set, using the same ink and embossing powder as above. Creative Corners are great for lining up sentiment stamps.
The die cuts were added to the card front edges using the Lawn Fawn Glue Tube. The sentiments were added using Scotch Foam Tape for added dimension. I only added the tape in the places where the word Sweet didn’t overlap other pieces. Glue was added to those parts.
I had some leftover pieces so I glued one to the back, below my name, for some added interest.
This card was easy to make and was fairly fast. There was a lot of die cutting but it really didn’t take very long. It would also work well using any large sentiment (thank you, hugs, prayers, etc.) on the front.
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