Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Set of Sunshine Cards

I decided to play around and make a few notecards as a stress reliever.  In this case, I used an old technique from my Creative Chemistry online card class - Distress Highlight Stamping.  Only I didn't use any Distress Ink this time.  I simply stamped with white ink onto Kraft paper and then used my colored pencils to color the white ink.  This allows for a handmade look to the stamped image.  I had to give up a little on the perfectionist side of me, but it is good to let her have a nap once in a while.

I white embossed the sentiment using my WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello stamp set.  It was the perfect offset to this image and these A2 sized cards.

I finished the card front using a stitched die - just a straight edge that created some interest so I could keep the card simple, but also a bit dressed up.

These notecards will go in the stash and probably end up a gift at some point.  They served their purpose during a stressful time - giving me a creative outlet and using some of those supplies that have long gone unused.

What do you have in the stash that needs to see the light of day?

I'm linking this card up to the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 355 - In Bloom

The new-to-me Try it on Tuesday challenge: Botanical


  1. Beautiful cards with great embossing on them

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday this time

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. This set of card is so sweet and delicate!

  3. A beautiful set of cards. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  4. What a fab cards for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  5. Such a lovely set of cards! Perfection in CAS and this floral stamp you've used is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?