Beauty Begins the Moment You Decide to Be Yourself

Hey crafty friends! I hope you’re all having a lovely week! Today, I’m sharing a beautiful slimline card I’ve made! Keep scrolling to see how I created this card!

To create this card, I started by stamping my image from the To a Friend Stamp Set with the Color Hive Eclipse Black Ink Pad.  This ink pad is safe to use with alcohol markers because the ink won’t bleed.  Plus, the ink pad is so juicy, you only need to tap the ink onto the stamp to cover it completely and it will give a clean, crisp image the first time.

Next up, I colored my beautiful woman with Copic markers.

For her skin, I blended E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, and R30.

For her hair, I used E53, E55, and E57.

And lastly, for her stunning hat, I used RV25, RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10.  For the flowers on the hat, I used R3, R1, T0, E40 and E53.

To create my sentiment, I trimmed down a piece of Eclipse Black Cardstock to fit in the center of a slimline card.  I prepped my black cardstock with an anti-static tool and then stamped the sentiment with Color Hive Clear Embossing Ink.  This clear ink is sticky and will work perfect with white embossing powder.  I sprinkled the embossing powder on and then tapped the cardstock to remove any extra powder.  To melt the powder, I used my heat tool, starting on the back of the cardstock and then moving towards the front, once it started melting.  This technique keeps the heat tool from blowing off the white embossing powder.

I grabbed the Art Deco Paper Pack and picked a slimline paper.  All of these papers are double-sided AND gorgeous, but I wanted to make sure that my woman’s hat really made a statement, so I stuck with black and white!  I used double sided tape to adhere my black cardstock onto my patterned paper.  Then, I adhered my stamped image onto the black cardstock.  Lastly, I cut down a piece of white cardstock to use as my card base, scored and folded it down the center, and then adhered my patterned paper directly to it with double sided tape.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post today and are feeling inspired to create something beautiful! Until next time! Xoxo, Amanda

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