It's time for my weekly video series, It's In The Details, for the Waffle Flower Inspiration Team. Every Friday I will share a new video featuring amazing Waffle Flower Stamps and Dies.
An encouragement card featuring the fabulous shoes from the First Step Stamp Set is made extra special by customizing the shoes with great embellishments from the stamp set and adding pen or Glossy Accents detail to the shoes. I know a couple of friends who could use some uplifting thoughts and prayers and an encouragement/thinking of you/you've got this style card is always the perfect little happy thought to receive in the mail! I know that those cards that have come when I've been low and been struggling are always some of the most appreciated!
To start my card, I trimmed a piece of smooth white cardstock to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and used my MISTI to stamp the shoes image four times around the edge of my card panel with Jet Black Ink (awesome true black ink perfect for Copic Coloring!). I stamped the greeting as well and chose which embellishments from the First Step Stamp Set I wanted to use for my shoes and stamped two sets of each. Once colored I die cut the embellishments with the coordinating First Step Dies.
I colored all the images in with Copic Markers. Even though this card has a lot of coloring, the areas are big and not tiny, tiny detailed images, so the coloring went super quick. I had planned to do a "rainbow" of color with my coloring but the green just wasn't working for me so I went ahead and left it out! It's ok to change your mind mid-card creation!
Once the shoes were all colored, I stamped and created masks for all of them from masking paper and then watered down Black Soot Distress Paint and flicked it over the surface with a small paintbrush for some background distressing. I didn't want the shoes to have any spots so the masks were a quick and easy way to mask off any area I didn't want splattered with paint.
Once the paint was dry and I removed the mask I was ready to start embellishing the shoes! I added a layer of Glossy Accents to the red shoes and red bows as well as parts of the yellow tassels! I used the Stardust Glitter Pen to the purple flowers and a combination of the glitter pen and Glossy Accents to the peach jewel on the orange shoes.
The embellishments on the shoes were all adhered with foam adhesive for additional dimension and interest. I trimmed the excess off the edge of the background and adhered the panel to a white side fold card base.
Some gold mini star confetti sprinkled throughout the background adds to the positive good feeling of the card, plus add a touch of sparkle!
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To watch the creation of this encouragement card from start to finish, click HERE to watch on the Waffle Flower YouTube Channel or watch below:
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The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, WF = to purchase from Waffle Flower. Affiliate links used.