Thursday, July 27, 2023

Hello, Sunshine!

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Hello, Sunshine! Angie here, hoping you are staying comfortable during the hot summer days! We are experiencing extra hot days, so a warm sunny card seems appropriate. 

For the making of this card, I used the following items:

Cut Align Ruler (0 point end for precision alignment)


Have you tried the Alignment Grids yet?  I love the grids!  They are made of sturdy plastic, so they won't bend or crease when you clean them.  I also love that they are marked at an eighth of an inch for precision aligning! My favorite way to use the grids is to place them over the top of what I am working on to make sure I have layers precisely positioned before the glue dries.  

Using one of the Alignment grids, I taped my paper down in a horizontal line about halfway up the card. Next, I placed another grid over the top to ensure the tape was straight across the cardstock. Once I was certain my horizontal tape line was straight, I set the alignment grid aside.  Then I ink-blended a mustard seed sky.  Next, using the Cut Align Ruler, I found the center of the sun rays and positioned the stamp in the MISTI. I stamped the rays in Carved Pumpkin ink.  Then, I added more ink to the stamp and spritzed it with water.  Using the MISTI allowed me to stamp precisely in the same spot.  I repeated the steps several times until I was happy with the sunny background. Lastly,  I stamped the images and sentiment using the MISTI and die-cut them. I used the Cut Align ruler and an alignment grid to ensure my sentiment was straight.  

My inspiration was this week's Freshly Made Sketches.  

Thanks so much for taking a look!  

1 comment:

  1. Such a cute card! Thank you to My Sweet Petunia for being a sponsor at the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges at Splitcoast!


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