Hi, everyone! I’ve got a hug to share with you today, I think we could all use those right now.
I colored up Hug from Mo Manning for day 11 of the last round of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day challenge in March, and today I’ve turned it into a card. I fussy cut the image and mounted it on foam squares to my card base.
This card is somewhat different for me. It has a lot of white space, which is fairly common for me, but I used a stencil and texture paste on the card base to change it up a bit, which definitely isn’t normal for me. I even sprinkled distress glitter all over the texture paste while it was still wet, so the card sparkles when you tilt it in the light. Glitter is a nightmare to photograph, though, so it doesn’t show up in the photos very well.
I used the Parker alpha set from Memory box to diecut the word klem, which means hug in Norwegian. I diecut each letter five times and glued them together for a stacked, dimensional look. I created a couple of pink cardstock pieces by using one of the Copic markers I used on the skirt, stamped the remainder of my sentiment and heat embossed in white before glueing them on with clear foam tape.
By adding part of my sentiment on top of the image, I get a more cohesive design than I would have if I had put my little sentiment strip above the word only. Just a little design tip. I finished off the card by adding a few raindrops from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.
These are all the Copics I used, and I must admit that I really love the pink and peach combos I came up with for this one.