Sending Love

I was going through all my embossing folders and getting rid of the ones I don’t use and ran across this metal Spellbinders Impressibilities. It is very thin and when I tried using it with the standard embossing sandwich, it didn’t work. So I decided to just use it like a stencil using Distress Oxide Inks Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry. It was pretty and so I decided to keep it.

I didn’t want to cover up too much of the pretty background, so I pulled out the My Favorite Things Love Die and cut it in white. It got lost on the pretty background, so I protected the thin strips with Post-it Tape and ink blended the word with the same Distress inks. It still got lost on the busy background and so I decided to cut a piece of cardstock to fit behind the die cut sentiment and ink blended that was well and adhered the word die to it with liquid glue. This looked much better.

It was pretty, but it was just lacking something, so I pulled out the My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers and cut the largest ones from Neena Classic Crest 110# cardstock and ink blended the centers. I was only going to use a few, but I just kept adding flowers until I had this large, but pretty bouquet. Some of the flowers were adhered to the card with liquid glue and a few were adhered using foam tape. At the last moment I decided to add Ranger Crystal Stickles to the flower centers.

I decided to add a secondary sentiment of “sending” so I went through my stamps until I found one that would work. I stamped on a scrap of paper left over from cutting the “love” die with Picked Raspberry, cut it into a thin strip, and adhered it using liquid glue.

The entire panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

Once it was done I thought it would be perfect to send to the women I have been asked to watch over in my church. I try and touch base with them once a week and have been doing so through phone calls and texts, but decided a card would be nice to send, so I created more cards to send to each of them, only using three flower, but ink blending the background with different colors.

I did figure out the right sandwich and shims to emboss a few. You’ll have to let me know which you like best. I’m partial to the pink and orange.


  • Spellbinders Impressibilities Flower Silhouette
  • My Favorite Things Love
  • Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M .125” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed
Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon
Distress Oxide Broken China and Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

2 thoughts on “Sending Love”

  1. These are so beautiful! I pinned all of them. If I understand the paper is white and you used the ink colors to make such a rich BG. Your coloring on BG is flawless.

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