You Make a Difference

So often, most of us don’t take the time to really thank the people who make a difference in our lives. There is someone in my life that I met three or four years ago who has been an incredible cheerleader and support system for me. Even when I’ve felt like giving up on myself, she’s always been there to encourage me and help me believe in myself again. I created this card to let her know what a difference she’s made in my life.

Mel's Card Corner | You Make a Difference

I started by creating a top-folding A2 card in Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin’ Up!® I also used two pieces of coordinating patterned paper from the Typeset Designer Series Paper (retired). I trimmed the map paper to 3.75 x 5.5″ and the diagonal stripe paper to 0.5 x 5.5″. I adhered both pieces to the card base using liquid glue so I would have time to wiggle them around a bit if I needed it to get them straight. I then added a 5.5″ piece of Black Shimmer Trim from Close to My Heart to cover the seam. If you have black glitter paper, that would work, too. Just cut a half inch wide strip to 5.5″ long.

For the sentiment, I started by cutting a piece of vellum using a 2.5″ circle punch. Since I wanted a straight edge to sit against the shimmer trim, I didn’t punch the entire circle. I lined it up leaving just a bit of a straight edge on one side.

Mel's Card Corner | You Make a Difference

Next, I die cut one of the You words from the 2 You’s Dies from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps from a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock. The stamped sentiment is also from CAS-ual Friday Stamps from the All About You stamp set. Both the stamp and die were part of the Beautiful World collection from Stamp of Approval, but can now be purchased individually from Catherine Pooler’s online store.

I stamped the “make a difference” sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I heat embossed it using clear embossing powder to give it a bit of shine and added a fishtail banner on the right end. I adhered the You die cut to the top of the vellum using a Quickie Glue Pen then adhered the sentiment banner using tape runner. To finish the card, I adhered the vellum circle to the card base using Multi Medium Matte. I added the glue behind the die cut and banner so it wouldn’t be visible through the vellum.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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  1. Paula Dobson says:

    This is a stunning card Melissa. Your friend is going to feel so appreciated. I love the black & white theme in particular. Thanks for playing with us at Global Design Project this week.

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