This was actually a very quick and easy card to make.
I started out with white cardstock, and embossed with my ‘bellish!’ 2-piece embossing folder. I bought mine from Kaszazz (for $40!), but have seen them elsewhere for much less. Unfortunately I can’t remember where. Yikes!!
There are several shapes and designs they come in, but I chose the heart shape because it was ‘softer’.
This ’embossing’ folder both embosses and cuts at the same time, with just one through. As well as what you see above, you also end up with the cut-out heart which is also embossed.
After running through my die-cutting machine, I used my brayer with a rainbow stamp pad, being careful not to press too hard. I only wanted the raised areas inked up, and using too much pressure may leave ink in the other areas.
Once the ink was dry (only a minute or two) I used a black lead pencil, and pressing very lightly, drew an outline of the heart (on the inside sheet) so I could see where to stamp my greeting.
I used the “Love You” stamp from the Inspired by Stamping Just Because stamp set. Once dry, gently erase the outline of the heart cut-out.
To finish off, I stamped little hearts all around the greeting in a variety of colours from the brayered front. (The small heart was from my stash.)
I love this embossing folder because there are so many different greetings you can use to make it into a totally different card. You can also use a variety of colours.
As you can see, this is a very quick and easy card to make.
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It’s a beauty! I love the pastel shades you used too.
this is so pretty and i love the inking you did 🙂 So glad you shared with us on IBS.
Thanks so much Verna! I did make one in a darker colour scheme, but much prefer this one.
Thanks Rose. I don’t use my brayer terribly often, but I really like the effect with this.
Wow, that’s pretty Cheryl, I love all those colours together!
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Quick & easy is always good and this is beautiful too, Cheryl. TFS Hugs, Teresa
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Thanks Karen. I love the soft colours of this stamp pad!
Thanks so much, Teresa!
This is just gorgeous Cheryl!! I love the soft colors and simplicity of it. Very well done!
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This is SO beautiful!!! LOVE the pastel tones you used and the CAS feel! Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at IBS! 🙂 HUGS and happy weekend! Mynn xx
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Thanks so much, Judy!
Thanks Mynnette! I’ve made a lot of cards like this now, mostly different, but a few the same.
I’ve sent several of these to the oncology ward, but with a friendship message.
Cheryl, this is so pretty. I just signed up to get an email whenever you post a card so I don’t miss one. 🙂 Will surely miss you on SN! Hugs!
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Thanks so much, Kristie! I’m signed up for your blog too, so we can keep in touch!
This is beautiful! I love the soft coloring on the embossing and the way you used the heart is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at IBS 🙂
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Thanks so much, Leah. It’s a very versatile folder!