Hello Blogging Friends!!
Today is the 18th of the month and that means it is the
start of a new Encouragement Squad Challenge!
Why do we have the Encouragement Challenge?? There are a bazillion reasons someone might need a pick me up from going through an illness, relationship woes, working through a big life decision or just feeling a little lonely or unappreciated! Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day? This challenge is here to help you with that! On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.
Here is the Inspiration Photo for May:
Here is my card for this challenge:
White card stock
Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Black embossing poweder
Salty Ocean distress oxide
Broken China distress oxide
Peacock Feathers distress oxide
Faded Jeans distress ink
For this A2 card I started by making the base of the card with white card stock. I took a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper, my blending tool and Salty Ocean, Broken China and Peacock Feathers distress oxides and rubbed then onto the paper, I spritzed it with water and then dried it with my heat gun. I took the Heart to Heart stamp and versamark and stamped that onto the watercolor paper and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and then added it to the card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Mon Ami stamp set with black ink onto some white paper and then I inked it with the distress oxides, cut it down and inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and then mounted it on some white paper. I put some pop dots on the back and added it to the middle of the card.