A Simple Hello

Hi everyone, just a simple hello today made into a card for all my lovely readers out there.

This technique brings back so much memories of the time when I used this method to make my sentiments standout because the fonts are just too tiny to use foam tape to adhere to my card!  And I would also use this same technique to make my own “chipboard” monogram.

So, here is what I created,

Using a cream cardstock, I mask the card using washi tape and left a border of about 1.5 inch to be blended with distress ink.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet and blended into the border, leaving a lighter shade where the Scripty Hello will be cut out.

After blending, I ran through my die cut machine and cut out Scripty Hello from Lawn fawn, and this is the last piece to be pasted over the card later.  I cut out another 4 pcs of Scripty Hello for the staggering technique.

I adhered the cream cardstock to my card base, and assembled all the Scripty Hello to create the raised effect.  Finally, the last piece of Scripty Hello with the blended color is attached last.

The finishing touch is the adding of Wink of Stella - Clear on the Hello sentiment.  It adds a subtle shimmer and its really love.

I enjoy adding these little techniques to accentuate the cut out sentiment.  Check out how I added this Glitzy Tinsel Green embossing to the same Hello script here.  I also like adding glossy accent to it as it looks so lovely, check this out.

I hope you like this card, it’s really easy to make, just need a pair of steady hands to stagger all the delicate die cut sentiment.

Supplies and Tools

  • Lawn Fawn LF610 Scripty Hello
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet
  • Blending Tool
  • Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue


    • Ink A Paper says:

      Hi Tracey, glad you like it. I use this technique to make my own “chipboard” monogram during the time when the real chipboard embellishment was pretty expensive in the local scrapbook/craft stores. I used to joke that mine was the “cheapboard” embellishment. :) but that was the past when scrapbooking was still very new here about 8 - 9 years ago.

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