Today, I’m sharing a card using this super adorable image from Dreamerland Crafts stamps called My True Love – D18018. Great big in person hugs or even virtual hugs are always nice to give to give to someone or something that you love.
Here is a close-up of the featured image.
To make this card I used a base card of 8-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ using Aqua cardstock. I die cut Crafts – Foil Designer Paper – 02-3080678 using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Slim Stitched Rectangle Die Set. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, I inked all around the edges of the card and die cut. Then I inked the front of the die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, and Speckled Egg using Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness was applied last at the bottom of the panel to represent grass. I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the die cut and added it to the base card.
Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured it in with Copic markers. The coloured image was fussy cut out and a black marker was used to go around all of the edges. This was then applied directly to the patterned paper using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.
To create the “Sending Big Hugs” sentiment, I first took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of black cardstock and cut it at the 4.25″ mark. Then I ran both pieces through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I find this makes it much simpler than trying to add glue to each piece. Once this was done, using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the black cardstock using Lawn Fawn – “Sending Big Hugs” die 6 times. Then I did it 1 more time using Forever In Time – Glam Glitter Cardstock – Ombre Pastel after I had run it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I cut around the word “Big” to make it stand out.
I peeled off the sticker from the back of each of them and applied each layer on top of each other to create an embossed image. Then I added the sparkly “Big” as a last layer. I applied this to the patterned paper at the top of the card. Lastly, If felt something was missing, so I added some Stickles – Aqua all around the edges of the large rectangle die cut.
Stamp: My True Love – D18018 – Dreamerland Crafts
Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, Tim Holtz – Speckled Egg
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafts – Foil Designer Paper – 02-3080678 (12″ x 12″), Aqua – Cardstock, Forever In Time – Glam Glitter Cardstock – Ombre Pastel
Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Slim Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn – Giant Sending Big Hugs
Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Xyron Create a Sticker, Couture Creations – Go Power, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20
Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23
Dress: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11
Bears: E57, E53, E51, E50, E33, E31, E30, E27, E25, E23, E21
Hope you like it and have a great week!