Welcome to my blog, take a deep breath and relax!
2020 has been a stressful year and the past few days of this crazy election hasn't made it any easier. No matter which side of the political fence you are on, the stress is running high!
The ugliness in the world only seems to be getting worse and it is so scary!
As card makers we tend to craft away the stress and it can be very calming to immerse yourself in making art and pretty things! Today is my day on the Kat Scrappiness blog and I knew I wanted a pair of clean and simple cards to deliver a calming message. It felt so good to sit at my desk and use minimal supplies and some of my prettiest pattern paper to make 2 cards to share today.
I don't know who needs to hear this today but keep taking deep breaths and surround yourself with people who bring you peace! My 2 cards today are centered on the words PEACE and BREATHE.
I created these 2 cards using minimal supplies but I think they came out so pretty!
I started by taking some of my favorite floral patterned paper from my stash. I've had this paper forever and it is my go to when I want some pretty dainty florals. I cut out all the letters for both cards using the Condensed Lowercase Alphabet Dies by Kat Scrappiness and put them aside. Next I took some beautiful linen paper and cut out 2 panels using the largest die from the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die set.
I wanted to place the letters down evenly so I used my Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART Stay-tion to line them up. I laid out my letters evenly and placed a thin piece of purple tape over them that extended beyond the letters. I took the strip of letters still on the tape and flipped them over to apply my Nuvo adhesive to the back side of the letters. Having them on the tape made it easier to lay them down on the card panel. Once I laid them down I carefully peeled off the purple tape and pressed the letters down one by one allowing the glue to seep in.
After I adhered both panels to a soft pink piece of card stock the only thing left to do was add some sparkly Pretty Pink Jewels around the letters.
When I apply my jewels and embellishments I like to use the Kat Scrappiness Jewel Picker tool and a Triangle Sorting Tray. It makes the application and clean up so much easier. I pour my embellishments into a sorting tray and pick them up with the jewel picker and place them on a small dot of glue on my card. The process is super easy and very efficient. After I'm done the triangle tray makes it so easy to pour the jewels back into their bag.
There is even a Kat Scrappiness Mini Pink Funnel Tray to keep your embellishments confined and make it easy for you to funnel them back into whatever is holding them.
Kat has also just released a brand new item that is a MUST HAVE for anyone with multiple packs of sequins and embellishments. It is called the Embellishment Organizer Solution and it is FABULOUS! This awesome case has 64 individual containers to hold all of your beads, sequins, jewels and other such embellishments. It also comes with 196 label stickers so you can remember the names of all of your pretty embellishments.