Letter It™ Ombre Encouragement Card by Laura Volpes

Follow along with Laura Volpes as she shows you how to make this bright and encouraging card using Letter It™ Stamps and Stencils and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Instructions

 

Letter It™ Ombre Encouragement Card Step 1

Step 1:  Cut Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock to 3.75"x2". Stamp the sentiment from the Encouragement Stamp set with Black Archival Ink and heat emboss with Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder. (Optional: stamp a second time with the Letter It™ Embossing Pad before heat embossing). 

  

 

Letter It™  Ombre Encouragement Card Step 2

Step 2: Create droplets on the sentiment panel with Distress Inks in Salvaged Patina and Salty Ocean. Use a small brush for finer droplets 

 

 

Letter It™  Ombre Encouragement Card Step 3

Step 3: Cut Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock to 3.75"x5". Create a stenciled pattern by blending Distress Inks through the Treading Hearts stencil, Use Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, and Kitsch Flamingo. 

 

 

Letter It™ Ombre Embossing Card Step 4

Step 4: Create a second ink blended pattern on a sheet of Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock cut to 4.25"x5". Use the Organic Stripes stencil and Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. 

  

 

Letter It™  Ombre Encouragement Card Step 5

Step 5:  Layer the sentiment panel and the panel with the stenciled hearts with some black cardstock. 

 

 

Letter It™  Ombre Encouragement Card Step 6

Step 6:  Glue the front and mid panel to the card base. 

 

 

Laura VolpesI am an Italian crafter with a huge passion for card making and paper crafting. I currently live in England with my husband, who always supports and encourages me, and is the reason I started exploring my crafty side in the first place. I love crafts in general, but paper crafts really stole my heart! I like bright and cheerful cards, and I am always trying to experiment with new media and techniques.
I love sharing my creations on my blog, YouTube channel and social media, where you can find me as @lauravolpescards. Come over and say hi!

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