I didn't manage to get a card made for last week's challenge at CASology, and the week before I made the card but never got it posted until after the challenge ended! THIS week, I managed to get the card made AND I'm getting it posted in time! Aren't you proud of me?! LOL!
For this week's challenge at CASology, we've been given a cue word that could be interpreted SO many ways!
I thought about making a card and just putting "word" on it...my kids use to say that all the time when they were teenagers...but I might be the only one who knows that. Instead I decided to use a technique I used last week and create a birthday card. With 17 grandchildren...somebody is always having a birthday! Here's my take on this week's challenge:
The technique I used is one that I found here, but I found an even easier way to do this (at least it was easier for me!). I stamped the image I wanted to use on my card base (I could have used a panel, but I wanted it to be simple). I used a stamp set from PTI where the stems are stamped and the the flowers are stamped. I cut my letters out with the Silhouette Cameo and rather than have separate letters, I welded my letters together so that it would be one piece. I cut out 4 of the words "happy" but before I adhered all the layers together, here's what I did. I placed a piece of acetate over the card front that I'd stamped. It was slightly smaller than the card, but covered all of the stamped area. I had taped down the card and the acetate with some eclipse tape (washi tape would work too). It just needs to be some type of tape that won't harm your card stock. After I had my acetate over my card base, I placed the word "Happy" (on top of the acetate using a re-positional adhesive) where I wanted it to be on the card. I have a Fiskars stamping press that I use quite often with my acrylic stamps. The spongy base allows me to move the stamp around until I get it in the right place to stamp. Here's what it looks like:
I used this stamp press when stamping on the card base, and when I stamped it again on the letters that I'd adhered to the acetate. Once I'd stamped on the letters, I gently removed them and wiped the excess ink from the acetate. Then I adhered my 4 layers of "Happy" together with some glue (make sure to put the stamped piece on top), and adhered it all to my card base, taking care to line up the stamping on the word "Happy" with the image stamped on the card base.
I know this all sounds complicated, but once you do it a time or two, it really is super simple. I LOVE how easy it was using the acetate!
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