Hello! Happy Thursday! Today I am checking in with one last card from CHA. This card is a quick one to create thanks to these fun new die cuts from Tim Holtz & Sizzix!
The base of the card is a plain white pre-made cardstock card base. I used an ink blending tool to apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges. I cut a piece of new Correspondence Pattern Paper to fit the front of the card. I inked the edges of the paper before adhering it to the card front.
I tore a piece of Correspondence paper with a map pattern to slightly smaller than the front of the card. I tore, curled, and inked the edges of the paper and adhered it at an angle to the front of the card.
I die cut a piece of manila cardstock with the new Postage Dots die. I inked the die cut with assorted colors of red and brown Distress Inks. I misted water onto my hand and flicked it onto the die cut to create water spots. After drying the die cut I added postage themed Remnant Rubs to it. I curled and tore the edges and adhered it to the front of the card between the map and background paper. I added an arrow Remnant Rub, a line of stitching, and a mini Star Fastener as embellishments.
I die cut a sentiment from manila cardstock using the new Handwritten Journey die set. I inked the die cut with Festive Berries Distress Ink. I added clear embossing powder to the wet ink. I melted the powder with a heat tool. I ran the die cut through my Xyron machine and adhered it to the front of the card.
On the left side of the card I added two pieces of Emporium Ephemera. I stitched through them and added another star brad.
I die cut two clouds from manila cardstock using the new Movers & Shapers Cloud and Airplane set. I applied a generous coat of Picket Fence Distress Paint to each cloud. I sprinkled clear embossing powder into the paint. I heated the paint and embossing powder with a heat tool. When heated, the embossing powder will bubble in the paint creating a bumpy texture. I inked the edges of the clouds and adhered them to the front of the card with adhesive foam tape.
I also die cut two airplanes from manila cardstock. I adhered the two planes together to make them extra thick. I painted the airplane with a coat of Brushed Pewter and dried it. I coated it well so that no manila would show through. I added a second coat of paint with embossing powder. After melting the powder and drying the paint I inked the edges using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I adhered the airplane with adhesive foam tape.
Isn’t that fun? I think the clouds are super cute and are going to be in my “must have” dies list. I can think of so many ways to use a great cloud shape, can’t you?