Monday, August 06, 2018

Freedom Cards | Bookmark | FSJ

I have some bright and happy projects for this very rainy Monday to share today.  I have been thinking about maybe making a little something to hand out to ladies in my small group tonight.  We are down to the last few weeks of spending 10 weeks together with a big retreat coming up next weekend.  So after finishing up some work projects to mail in, I got inspired to make these.

These cards are just the panel.  I made them thinking they could use them as a bookmark.  I wanted each one to be special for them.  The cross from Fun Stampers Journey's new Strength & Hope stamp set is so intricate and delicate looking.

Freedom is the name of the study we have been doing, so I used our Solid and Outline alpha stamps.  Love how it pops!  As it should with the theme, but at the same time these colors are feminine too.  I love the imperfection of stamping with these alpha stamps.  If I intentionally want the solid and outline off, I seem to get it perfect (LOL), but if I just start stamping, I do finally end up with that offset look a bit.  I wanted to point that out because I really think these stamps look amazing with that offset look.

For the panel itself, I used from the center going out:  Sour Lemon, Electric Lime, Turbo Teal, and Cosmic Grape.  I used our large dauber and a pad for each color.  Another imperfect note to share.  I usually really like to make sure I get a nice blend with no lines from the dauber, but as I started playing with the idea, I noticed I actually liked the look in this case because of how cool it looks with the petals.  If it were a solid blend, then no, but for this I really liked it.

I did not adhere the cross tag or branch to the card, only clipped it.

Really wanting these to be personal and special for each lady, I had to do a monogram for each of them using our steel rule Bold Alpha die.  The Lead Me stamp set has always been an awesome set with not just the sentiments but the branches and flowers, and now even better since we have matching dies!

I stamped the sentiment onto Sour Lemon Cardstock and the leaves onto Cosmic Grape Cardstock, both using Turbo Teal.  I put each card in our new Card Cellos, makes for a pretty gift to hand out and can also be used by them to seal it and use as a bookmark.

I'm excited to hand these out to them tonight!

I usually link the products as I type up my post, but decided to do a supply list this time as I think it might help Coaches and their customers best.  Hope so!  You can shop here!

Thank you as always for stopping by!  Hope these have brightened your day as well and given you some ideas using these bold colors!

Supplies Used:
Lead Me Stamp Set SS-0207
Solid-bet Stamp Set SS-0489
Outline-bet Stamp Set SS-0488
Outline Bet Die Set DI-0350
Lead Me Die Set DI-0463
Summer Branch Die DI-0162
Alpha Bold Steel Rule Die SR-0029
Flower Power Stencil JM-0120
Sour Lemon True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0054
Electric Lime True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0112
Turbo Teal True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0116
Cosmic Grape True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0111
Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040
Cosmic Grape Cardstock CS-0122
Turbo Teal Cardstock CS-0127
Sour Lemon Cardstock CS-0126
Electric Lime Cardstock CS-0123
Card Cellos ST-0136
Girls Life Tape AC-0356
Fashion Gold AC-0292
Outline Clips AC-0198
Sweet Blooms AC-0329
Special Day Organza Ribbon AC-0316
Journey Corner Rounder TO-0150

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  1. Parricia, they are beautiful and encouraging gifts! Love them.


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