With Love & Caring Card
By Ann Barba
Designer's Tip: Perfect Pearls are so easy to use, and the Artist Spackle is a lot of fun! I also love the glitz that is added with the purple Jewel Dazzles.
- Cut your card to 6"x5" with the fold at the top. Place the template on 8"x8" of black cardstock. Use a plastic squeegee or old gift card to scoop some Artist Spackle out of the jar. Apply a thick strip of Spackle along the top of the template. Spread the Spackle across the template, moving from top to bottom. Continue scraping the Spackle over the template until the plastic of the squeegee or card scrapes across the plastic of the template. The Spackle should be smooth in the open areas of the template. Remove the template and let the Spackle set for 10 minutes.
- Dip the large brush into red Perfect Pearls and pounce the brush randomly over the stenciled image. Do the same with all 4 colors in the Jewels kit. Brush the Perfect pearls around and add more until all of the Spackle is covered with Perfect Pearls. Brush excess Perfect Pearls off with the brush. Cut along the top of the stenciled design with scissors. Glue the design to the card front, lined up with the top, with a 3/8" black border on the left and right. Trim off excess from the bottom.
- Cut 2 1/4"x3 1/2" of white cardstock. Cut the top corners off to make a tag shape. Place the template over the bottom of the tag, so the design is just covering the bottom 3/4". Secure the edge to the tag with stencil tape. Sponge Perfect Medium over the template with a cosmetic sponge. Remove the template. Apply red and violet Perfect Pearls over the image, brushing off excess with the large brush. Stamp "With love and caring" in the center of the tag with Perfect Medium. Apply Violet Perfect Pearls and brush off excess. Glue the tag to the card 5/8" from the top and right.
- Cut two 8" lengths of purple crepe ribbon. Tie one in a bow around the other piece and slide it close to the right end. Use Zots adhesive dots to attach the bow centered to the top of the tag. Zot the ribbon ends to the inside of the flap. Add purple Jewel Dazzles scattered on the stenciled image.