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Good Morning! Today is Feature Day 1 on the LDRS Creative Inspiration page. The theme is FAVS OF THE YEAR. There is a ton of inspiration so do check it out here.

Today’s card features a couple of my favorite products so let’s make a card!

Card details

  • You will need 3 pieces of card stock for this project. 1 A2 top folding card base, a piece of card stock 4” x 6” to do the stenciling and a 4.25” x 5.5” piece to dry emboss your background panel.
  • First, cut score and fold your base. Set this aside.
  • Next, dry emboss the 4.25” x 5.5” panel. Every die cutting machine is different. I have a Spellbinders Platinum 6 so I used the core plate, placed my Modern Geometric Coverplate 1 die down, cutting edge up, your card stock, the rubber mat and blue embossing plate. Check instructions for your machine. Set this aside.
  • Now we will stencil. The Thankful Flowers layering stencils are gorgeous. One reason I like them is that each stencil has an etched line where you can line up to the previous one. I used the following LDRS Hybrid Inks from lightest to darkest:
    • Olive Branch
    • Dark Wash Jeans
    • Little Boy Blue
    • Marina Madness
    • Prickly Pear
  • Allow the ink to dry and then cut the panel using the Thankful Flowers Die set. Keep the cut out.
  • I place the cutout in my Misti and then take the Thankful Flowers stamp and line it up within the cut out.
  • Next place the die cut in the cut out.
  • Ink your stamp with watermark ink. Use your anti static powder tool over the image. I inked the image 3 times.
  • I used a silver embossing powder over the ink and heated the panel.
  • I then cut two 1/8” strips in a navy blue. I added them to the top area and bottom area of the card to break up the white card panel a bit.
  • I popped some foam tape to the back of the die cut image and placed it in the center.
  • For the sentiment, I used the Happy Me Happy You stamp with the Sentiment Stack 2 die. These two line up so well. I used white ink and white embossing powder in black card stock.
  • Choose the sentiment you want and add some dimension with a bit of foam tape. I placed it a little north of center.
  • To adhere the panel to the base I used double sided adhesive on the four edges and a bit of Connect glue in the middle.
  • I used my Misti to line up the main panel and card base.
  • Last I added a few Midnight Pearls from Kat Scrappiness for a little bling.

Voilà….card done. It really went quickly because of the stencils. What do you think of the card? Please subscribe to my blog for weekly inspiration and follow me on Instagram @expressivepaper.

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