As I posted before, I was completely enthralled watching Jennifer McGuire use Distress Inks with embossing folders. You can see her beautiful work and check out her video here. I immediately knew I had to give it a try by making several panels. For this card, I used the Darice Heart Background with my Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves I think) to make the lovely embossed panel. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to use it on a card, but the idea came to me when I made a mess of a my craft desk. I hate when it's messy but I do have to admit that I'm more creative when things are chaotic on my desk. Somehow the mess of supplies leads me to think of things I might not have thought of if I hadn't seen random things laying together.
It all started with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners dies and I thought about using the smallest banner shape for my sentiment. But I didn't want to cover over all the texture and color, so I found some vellum in my stash. Fortunately, I have several weights of vellum because the first piece was way too heavy. It really was too opaque for what I wanted. But then I found the lighter weight pack and realized it was perfect. After cutting out my banner, I used the stamp from the Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit inked in Versamark and heat embossed with some Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder to finish the sentiment. I then marked the holes in the banner on my panel and used my Crop-a-dile to hole punch in the back panel. I used some Sky hemp cord from Lawn Fawn for a bow and then cut my panel just a bit smaller than the width of my card base made from a half of a sheet of Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy card stock. Once I had adhered it to the card base, I decided it really didn't need any further embellishment.