Card Spotlight: Pink Leaves

Hello my crafty friends and thanks for stopping by! Today I’m going to share with you a card I made for one of my best friends to go into a care package that I’m going to be sending her soon. I had a lot of fun making this card because I got to try a new product and I got to get inky! What could be more fun?? Let me show you what I created!

I took a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth and cut it to 4″ x 5 1/4″, just a tad smaller than my A2 card base. I used my new Simon Says Stamp stencil, the Go Leaves stencil and I ink blending the pattern onto the Bristol. I used Distress Oxide inks in the colors Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, and Worn Lipstick. That combination of pinks is one of my favorites to use, Victorian Velvet is one of my favorite Distress Oxide colors ever. I was a little worried about how it would work being right next to the much brighter Worn Lipstick but I think they really complimented one another. I used a ‘Hello’ die from Simon Says Stamp for the sentiment and I cut the word from Tim Holtz metallic paper. Oddly enough, both of those products I got in two different Card Kit subscription boxes.

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know I LOVE adding bling. Either in the form of sequins, pearls, gems, Nuvo drops, and Stickles. My favorite gems, pearls, and sequins come from two brands- Little Things from Lucy’s Cards and Studio Katia. I used the Rose Gold Fusion sequins on this card which are from Studio Katia. I used my favorite glue to attach them, Ranger Multi Medium Matte. That’s my favorite glue for bling and dies, it’s a strong hold and dries clear and matte. So if you get any glue where you don’t want it, it won’t really be noticeable. I left the inside blank, so I could write a really long message if I so desire. I then popped the panel up with foam tape that I got from Amazon. It’s not the 3M Foam Tape but it comes in a big roll just like that one and the Simon Says Stamp one and all the others. I stumbled across it while trying to find a cheaper alternative to the 3M tape and I have discovered I really like it! It holds nicely and it helps to flatten out warped cardstock just like the better known brands. I wanted a sort of tone on tone look which is why I left the card white and didn’t put down a piece of patterned paper or colored cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, I certainly loved sharing it with you! I currently post every Tuesday and Thursday. Is there anything you would like to see me post? Reviews maybe along with the spotlights and step by steps? Please let me know down below! Your support means the world to me and it would mean a million times more if you would subscribe to my blog, I’d love to see you come back! If you want to see what I create and don’t post here on my blog, be sure to check out my Instagram which will be linked down below. Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope to see you back soon but, until then, keep creating! XO Emma


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