Friday, September 16, 2016

You Make the World Better

Hi Everyone!

It's Friday, yay! We get a long weekend because it's teacher work day, so the kiddos are all out of school. I have lots of crafty things I want to get done today, so it's nice to know I don't have to run out and back and forth for various drop offs and pick ups.

I have another card to share featuring my new "You Matter" set from Simon Says Stamp. This time, I wanted to just concentrate on one sentiment. I love the sentiment, "You make the world a better place" I just think it's a powerful statement to share with a special person.

I used my distress inks and a bit of transparency sheet to make a "smoothed" background on some water color paper. I roughed up the edges of the paper and added some ink to the edges as well.
 Then I die cut the "You" three times, stamping one of them with black ink. I layered the die cuts to give dimension and then offset the bottom black layer just a little to create a shadow type effect so that the die didn't get lost on the background.

I added three coordinating smal strips of paper at the bottom, with the rest of the sentiment. I added the faux stitching and a few sequins to finish up the the card.

That is all for me, friends! Have a great day and enjoy your weekend!

I am linking this card to the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge: No Pattern Paper
Simply Papercraft:Anything Goes


Kin Johnson said...

Very nice card, I love the background you created!

cotnob said...

A super card Dori, a fabulous background beautiful colours.

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card, great background and so perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining in. Gr Veerle DT Creative Corner

Amber said...

Dori this card is a real eye-catcher - especially the background...and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week!~Amber DT Creative Corner

meg said...

Fantastic background for the die cut lovely card

Elina Stromberg said...

Love the background and the distressed details. Looks amazing!