Card Spotlight: Home Sweet Home

Hello my crafty friends and thanks for stopping by today! I wanted to share with you a card a friend ordered from me about a week ago. I wanted to do a slimline card so, I did so, and then I had to make an envelope to go with the card. I didn’t want it to be just a boring old business envelope, so I got her permission to make an envelope which I will also show below. Let’s shine that spotlight!

The stamp set I used for everything but the outside sentiment on this card is the ‘Home Sweet Home’ stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from the Altenew ‘Neighborhood’ stamp set. I stamped the sentiment with my favorite Versafine Onyx Black ink. I colored the images with my KingsArt watercolor pencils. I wet a brush then pulled the pigment straight from the brush, it’s the only way they really look okay. I then took my Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and did a bit of haloing around the top of the white panel to imitate the sky. I then stamped the sun from the set with my Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink. I then took the cloud stamps and stamped them with Versarmark. I wanted them to be unobtrusive and subtle so I heat embossed them with my favorite Ranger Clear Holographic embossing powder. You don’t really notice them until you tilt the card or run your hand over it. I really enjoy making slimline cards, they’re different and look really cool in my opinion.

Here is the envelope. I used my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to make the envelope. I know there are dies but this works really well too. I used a piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper that I had gotten in a paper pad I bought at Michaels what feels like eons ago. I thought the windows were fitting since it was a card for a new home. I held the two side flaps to the bottom flap using 1/8″ Scor Tape and then on the upper flap I used Envelope Gum from Crafters Companion that I got at a local scrapbooking store a few years ago. I’ve used it more this month than I’ve used it the entire time I’ve had it! Once it’s dry, all you have to do is lick it like a normal envelope and it will reactivate and you can seal the envelope.

I hope you liked today’s card spotlight. I like that they’re a bit simpler than my Step by Step posts. What other types of posts would YOU like to see on my blog? Leave them in the comments, I’d love to chat with you. To be sure not to miss any of my posts, make sure you follow my blog before you click out. To see what I create and don’t share here, please check out my Instagram which will be linked down below along with my Etsy shop. Thank you so much for stopping by today, your support means the world to me. I hope to see you again but, until then, keep creating! ❤ XO Emma

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