Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Many Many Hugs

Hey there! Its Rebekah here today! I consider every card I send a paper hug so when I saw this Big Hugs Die by My Favorite Things I knew it was something I needed to add to my collection.

Rather then only use this as a die, I chose to emboss it into my card panel. For this technique you will need an embossing pad or a mouse pad. You may need to play around a bit with the layers of your cutting platforms but once you have it figured out its as easy as lining up the die and running it through the cutter. Because you are using the foam padding the die will not cut. It only leaves the impression of the die.

And, wow! I love the look when distress in is added. For this card I used Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries and Clarity Stencil Brushes for application. These brushes are amazing and can be used for a soft, light layer of color or for a more intense color with perfect blending every time!

When I did the embossing I made sure I had one 'HUGS' embossing in the center of the card panel.  Then I die cut the word out three times and adhered them together using Multi Matte Medium.

To add a decorative flair to my die cut letters I simply drew diagonal lines across each letter with coordinating pens like SET or this SET  I then covered my letters with Versa mark Ink and then covered them with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. Then I added them to my card.

I stamped the word 'sending' from the Lawn Fawn Love Letters on a scrap of red cardstock using the Versa Mark Ink and covered it with Ultra Fine Embossing Powder and heat set.

I framed my embossed card panel with the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frames.

For more interest on this card I added the Nuvo Crystal Drops in gloss white around the die cut HUGS. I wanted to add a little more red to my card so my solution for the was to simply color with drops with a red copic marker once then had dried! This could be done with any type of alcohol markers.

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