Thursday, March 18, 2021

Just Keep Swimming

 Hello friends,

Just a short post today sharing a very easy card I created with the Chapter 1 Sizzix dies.  I am not a card maker so I have to keep things simple when it comes to cards and this is just that.

The entire white card front is cut from Distress White Heavystock, including the center rectangle that I watercolored over.  I cut the center rectangle 3 x 4 1/4" to fit the words I wanted to use. Then I cut the white card front and about 8 - 10 submarines using the Wacky Transport Thinlits.  Once I had them cut I adhered them to the card front in a staggered pattern.

I cut the letters for the saying using Alphanumeric Bold (one of my favorite alphabets ever.)  It seems to be the perfect size for every card I make!

I created the watercolor card by pressing 3 different colors of Distress Ink (speckled egg, antique linen, and bundled sage) onto the white portion of my glass mat.  I picked up each color with a flat wet paintbrush and ran it across the card.   Once dry, I added the letters to the card front using the lines on the glass mat as a guide.  You can see here I taped my clear ruler to the glass mat so it becomes my straight line when I am glueing the letters to the card.  When I am ready to move to the next line, I just pull the card up and reposition the card according to the lines on the glass mat.
Making multiples of this card seems like the smart thing to do since I can think of about 10 people that could use this message right now.  Really, couldn't we all? 
Now carry on,
paula

5 comments:

  1. I love clean and simple and I love everything about this card including the sentiment!

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  2. You always say you are not a card maker but when you make them they are always fabulous!!

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  3. That is my mantra...lol! LOVE the simplicity in this but the words so huge.

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