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Lets Get Hopping: Gratitude!

Hey there, good to see you again! I’m taking part in another Let’s Get Hopping blog hop. It has been a while since I have taken apart, things got a little busy but they have calmed down now for me to take part this month! The theme for this months projects was Gratitude. I already had a card that I had recently made which would be perfect for this, and it wasn’t one I have already shared before. This card looks clean and simple, but don’t worry I have plenty of techniques in it to keep you happy!

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Gratitude Card details

To start, you while need to create a square negative mask – die cut a square out of copy paper, and use the negative (the frame around the die cut square) as the mask. You can adhere these temporarily down to your card panel with repositionable tape. 

Next, emboss a selection of small sentiment stamps in clear embossing ink over the open square area on the card. I used a selection of sentiments from the ‘Sealed with a kiss’ stamp set from Chunky Monkey Crafts. Once you have filled the area, cover with embossing powder and heat set. 

Using a blending tool, apply colour over the masked embossed area for a emboss resist technique – just make sure you don’t remove the mask beforehand! The colour of ink used here is Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide – it is a new favourite of mine. Once completely covered, removed the mask for a lovely crisp clean and modern emboss resist background. 

For the main sentiment, I die cut several ‘Thanks’ from white card and stacked them on one another. This was added to the front of the card along with a stamped sentiment from the ‘Thinking of you’ stamp set from Altenew. The whole panel was adhered to a Kraft card base (5 x5) and a few iridescent sequins were added to finish the card off. 

Gratitude Card details

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Remember, this is part of a blog hop showing you lots on Gratitude inspiration, so make sure you hop along and check out the rest of the groups projects. I have a feeling you are going to love Nina’s, so hit the big arrow above to hop to her blog! Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the card!

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About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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6 thoughts on “Lets Get Hopping: Gratitude!”

  • I just love your card! It’s so beautiful it could be framed and used as a home decor piece. 🙂 I think I’m going to try embossing over the masked background – I never thought of that! Thank you for inspiring me!!

  • I’m a lover of anything blue, and this card is amazing!! Love all the techniques, makes me want to try it right away.

  • A-maz-ing Verity. I’m completely wowed! That emboss resist square has to be my favourite feature. I’m so glad ypu have been able to join us again this month

  • Verity, this card is a complete WOW card, I love how vibrant the blue is. I also agree with Diana, this would make perfect decor pieces!

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