Tuesday, January 24, 2017

CHA Release-Day 2

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Today is day 2, so it is time for another background stamp along with a new sentiment. I don't know about you, but I come from a family of worriers, so I wanted to make a reminder to all of us that things really will turn out okay in the end. Therefore, I paired the inspirational Desiderata Cover a Card background with the equally inspirational Everything's Ok sentiment.

For the background, I started with 140lb watercolor paper and sprinkled some Color Burst powders on top.  I then spritzed the paper multiple times to let all the colors blend together.  When the background dried completely, I stamped the background on top with black Versafine ink.  Hint...  I did use the MISTI for this step.  Stamping on top of watercolor paper often requires stamping more than one time to get a good, crisp position.  Using a stamp positioner really helps with this step.

For the central sentiment, I stamped the saying onto 140lb watercolor paper with black Versafine ink and then colored some of the letters with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.

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34 comments:

Kathy Johnson said...

Great saying and a great way to use it!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Sherri Thacker said...

Oh I really love this. That saying is great!

Late Blooming said...

Great reminder we can all use. thanks

Jan Elmore said...

What a fun and cool card. Love that sentiment!!

Sabrina said...

OH I just love your card and the sentiment is just a WOW factor!!!

Sheri said...

Great sentiment and I can see myself using it over and over.

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely card. Simply love the background - I think this would be perfect for masculine greeting:)

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the colors and the background!

Carol Hintermeier said...

Love your card design! That's a great sentiment to encourage someone!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

LOVE that background stamp! A must have.
Gorgeous card.

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is great sentiment on your uplifting card! Very cute!

Suzy Que said...

Really enjoying the IO hop! So nice to see all the new stamps!

SmilynStef said...

I adore texty cards

McStamper said...

Loves your card and the stamp. Great background.

Susan Lang said...

The background is beautiful! Love this card.

Sue LD said...

Great background and I really like this sentiment.

Marsha said...

OMGosh, I love the verse! The background coordinates perfectly!

SherylH said...

What a great card - that background really caught my attention at the I/O website, so glad to see it in use.

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful design. Love the background stamp and that sentiment is so cute.

Nandini said...

The background is gorgeous. And I love the sentiment. It is perfect for so many people I know!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the sentiment.
Great card.
thanks for sharing.

kReN K said...

I love this saying. It is so uplifting and hopeful. And that background is perfect! TFS!

Helen Gullett said...

What a fun card!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Thanks for the tip regarding stamping on top of inked backgrounds, they can often give a problem

wannabcre8tive said...

A fun and pretty card. I love the background.

Sarosa said...

Now there's encouragement and humor! Love the background!

Katie said...

Beautiful card! The background is incredible! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Patt H. said...

Love this awesome saying! This release is full of great ones. Love the card!

Maria B said...

What a reassuring sentiment!

Jane M said...

Wonderful card. What a great sentiment.

Vivian C. said...

Great reassurance card. I like the way your Color Burst background turned out.

Barb said...

This is such a pretty card--I love the sentiment!

Giovana Smith said...

Love this sentiment! Fabulous card!