I made this card for the current Wednesday Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp blog, Make for the Border. As the name implies the challenge is to make a card with a border. The showcase company this week is Memory Box. I decided to create my cutout border using one of my favorite Memory Box dies, "Vivienne Butterfly". The border edge is a partial die cut technique. There is a wonderful youtube video by Jennifer McGuire that gives instruction for this method. Here
For my background I used Distress Crayons that I first scribbled on then misted and smudged. To add a finishing touch I put some matching Distress Ink on my craft sheet. Then I added water to make a liquid that could be splatter with a brush.
My sentiment is much easier that it might seem. I printed it with my ink jet printer onto vellum. While the ink is still wet I add clear embossing powder and heat emboss. Looks great and it is so easy. I can create a whole page at a time.
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