Card Spotlight: You’re a Badass

Hello, my crafty friends! Today is another card spotlight and this week’s card is a real badass 😉 I make these cards quite a lot for my Aunt, she loves them and uses them all the time. Let me show you what I’m talking about.

This time she asked for six cards, three with fair skin and three with darker skin. The stamp I used is from a brand called Kraftin’ Kimmie that I just stumbled across by mistake but I’m so glad I did! I got a few stamp sets from her site but this stamp set is the one I use the most often. I stamped the image onto my Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, which is my favorite for colored pencils which is what I used on these images. When I blend the colors on this paper they blend together just beautifully. It’s hard to see in the pictures but on the outer edges of the image I put gold and silver mirror cardstock on the edges. I didn’t use a full piece though, I used a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire that saves me a lot of paper. I cut pieces to 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and used 1/8″ Scor Tape to help line them up on the edges and have the same amount hanging off the edge. I love this hack, it’s perfect! I used my Alcohol Inks and my Alcohol Pearl Inks by Tim Holtz for the background. For this I did use a full piece of paper. I made the background colors match or compliment the colors each girl is wearing and then I added whichever Alcohol Ink Pearl worked best with the background. The last thing I did was to use my favorite double stitch circle die from Art Impressions to cut a piece to heat emboss the sentiment on. The inside of the card is blank making it perfect for any type of card you need.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, your support means the world to me. I am currently trying to post every Tuesday and Thursday. If you liked what you read and saw today, please feel free to follow my blog and if you want to see what cards and things I create and don’t share here, be sure to check out my Instagram which will be linked down below. I hope to see you back soon but until then, keep creating! XO Emma

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