I watched a recent video by Jennifer McGuire showing the emboss resist/distress resist technique and I really liked her simple card design, so I decided to copy it. :) I chose to use Little Emotions by Mama Elephant to make a card for my daughter Emily. She's had a rough week after hurting her ankle at a trampoline park a week ago. We thought it was just a sprain at first, but it turned out to be a small fracture. She loves emoticons, so I knew these cute little images would be perfect for her!
I stamped the emoticon images all over the right side and bottom of the card with VersaMark ink and embossed them with white powder. I chose several Distress Ink colors and blended them right over top. I love how bright and cheerful they are! It definitely makes me smile. :)
I cut an angled piece of white cardstock using a rectangle die. After stamping a phrase from Sunday Sentiments on the bottom edge, I cut that narrow piece off with my paper cutter. Then, I stamped the large smile word from The Big, The Bold & Friends by Winnie & Walter. I popped the two white pieces up with foam tape with space in between them, adding a few Pansy Purple sequins as a final touch.
Again, this is not my original design. Check out Jennifer McGuire's cards on her blog. They are just darling! I must try the more subtle distress resist technique soon. Anyway, I hope this fun card brightens Emily's day when she finds it in her backpack. :)
Stamps: Little Emotions, Sunday Sentiments (Mama Elephant); The Big, the Bold & Friends (Winnie & Walter)
Ink: VersaMark; Tuxedo Black (Memento); Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet (Distress Ink)
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Blueprints 2 die (My Favorite Things); Pansy Purple sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); white embossing powder (Filigree); sponge tool (Tim Holtz); foam tape