Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Squeeze the day with The Letter Lingo

Hello crafty friends,
Thank you for joining me on my very first blog post for Crafts by The Letter Lingo.

Today I’m sharing a masculine card for either a birthday or even early Father’s Day card. I used an adorable set called Citrus Crush, that is  available now in their first product release. The image sizes are great and make coloring a breeze, and there are so many little cute and punny sentiments that accompany them.

I made a tall slimline card that is sized at 8.5 x 3.25 and has quickly become one of my favorite sized cards to make. I started by cutting and inking my panels. I knew I wanted to cut some letter alphabet dies at the bottom so I colored the area at the bottom as well on my water panel. Then I flicked some clean water, which I blotted up with a tissue. Followed by some opaque white ink and put aside to dry.

I stamped then colored my images using black momento ink and Copic markers. Then added a few white highlights with a gel pen. Then I ran the images through my scan n cut.

I used a ruler to lightly draw a pencil line to make sure my letters were straight, then cut out DAD while making sure to save the inside pieces. Then, I heat embossed the sentiment underneath. I used liquid glue to attach the water layer to the base. Then I used foam tape to attach my beach. I bought this huge roll of foam tape at a local hardware/automotive type store that I came across during home renovation. It was only $18 dollars! Which is less than half of the cost as the Scotch foam tape. It is the exact same size and yardage, but a little trickier to work with as the backing doesn’t come off as easily. But hey, I couldn’t beat it. I cut some tiny pieces to pop up the centers of the letters.

I attached my images using a combination of glues and foam tape then finished off with a sprinkling of sequins. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this card.

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