This past Wednesday (Feb. 3rd) I had a totally fabulous time leading the weekly make n' take at Memory Bound in Ankeny, IA. They have a make n' take every Wednesday afternoon and I was invited to design a months worth of cards and then, if I wanted, to lead those make n' takes. As you can tell, I said yes, and February was scheduled. You can get more information in their blog post about this month's takes HERE.
This is the card we made this past Wednesday. The background uses Ranger Texture Paste through the Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil across the center of a piece of white cardstock. While the paste is still wet it is sprayed with Distress Spray Stains (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door) and the paste blotted with a damp towel to remove some color and add extra texture to the top of the paste. It is then dried with a heat tool and, using a finger, a bit of Distress Paint Tarnished Brass is rubbed over the texture. The top and bottom of the paper is torn off leaving the white edge. The next layer uses white cardstock, the top and bottom torn off, and Distress Paint Tarnished Brass applied with the dabber top in vertical lines along the torn edges. The heart is cut from white cardstock and colored with the Tarnished Brass Paint. Attach the two layers together, wrap with twine, attach to the folded white card and put the heart on with foam tape. The Elizabeth Craft Designs die, Thinking of You, from the A Way With Words Collection designed by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design, is cut from an Adhesive Backed Velvet Sheet, the backing removed and the words stuck to the card. Lastly, if you want, you can add some highlights along the letters with a white pen.
HERE is a post on Memory Bound's blog for this weeks Make n' Take. If you live close enough, I'd love for you to come and say hi!!!!