Hello everyone! This is the time of the year when we celebrate International Women’s Month. The month of March has been fully dedicated to honor and acknowledge the contribution of women all over the world. Despite our diversity, we have all come together to empower not just women but all people that has affected us one way or another. Beauty in Diversity is the source of inspiration for this project.
This is just a simple card with a purple and pink background. Purple is the traditional color associated with feminism so I thought it would be perfect for this project. I also used a stamp that I got from a Crafts Fair a few months ago. It was inexpensive despite having a coordinating die. It is from a company called Mroowvibes. I am not familiar with this company but the stamps look cute and perfect for the theme of this card.
The supplies that I used for this project are: cardstock (white, purple, fuchsia and light pink) (The purple and light pink cardstock has a subtle glitter on it but the paper itself is not glossy), 1 polka dot pink pattern paper, 1 small rectangle background die, Glamour Girls Stamp Set from Mroowvibes, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, WRMK Score and Trimmer Board, Big Shot Machine, Versafine Onxy Stamp Pad, Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, heat gun and other basic crafting supplies.
First, I prep the cardstocks that I used by scoring and trimming them according to the following measurements: white and purple base paper – 5 and 3/4″ x 4 and 3/4″, fuchsia pink – 5 and 1/2″ x 4 and 1/2″, pink polka dot pattern paper – 5 and 1/4″ x 4 and 1/2″ , fuchsia pink for the panel – 2 and 1/4″ x 4″, pink paper for the die cut – 2″ x 3 and 3/4″, purple background for the sentiment – 3/4 of an inch and pink paper for the sentiment.
Next, I stamped the girls in a white cardstock. I love using Versafine Onxy Ink. It stamps really nice and I only have to stamp it once. I wanted to use my markers but unfortunately, this ink does not work well with alcohol markers. It bleeds and ruins the stamps so I had to use my color pencils. I wanted the girls to represent different skins colors but it was a little difficult for me to highlight this as the faces of the girls are quite small so I just colored as much as I could.
After I colored the stamps, I run them through my Big Shot Machine. I also die cut the rectangle background die in the light pink cardstock. I glued the pink background die cut on a rectangle fuchsia paper. I used a white glue with a fine point tip. I just refill it with an ordinary craft glue that I bought from the craft store when it runs out of glue. This helps me make sure that I am applying enough amount of glue to the paper to prevent it from seeping out of the paper.
I stamped the sentiment “Dare to be Different” in a light pink cardstock with my Versafine onyx ink and heat set it with my clear embossing powder. I made a fishtail cut at the other end of the sentiment. Then I glued it on top the small piece of purple cardstock. The sentiment stamp came from my other stamp stash and I just thought it would perfect for this project.
To assemble the card, I carefully placed the fuchsia cardstock and the polka dot paper on top of the purple one and adhere it using my tape runner. I just eyeballed the center of the base card. From the right side of the card, I placed the fuchsia with pink background die cut panel 1/2 of an inch away from the left side bottom of the card. I glued the stamps at the right side of the pink background die cut. I used my T-square ruler to make sure that they are all aligned and evenly spaced. I used a small foam adhesive on the parts of the stamps that are elevated from the base to keep them in place. Then I glued the sentiment at the top right side of the card.
I hope you like our card for the week. The month of March is full of inspiration and ideas. It is also my daughter’s birth month so it is going to be pretty busy and exciting for the next upcoming days. Till next time! Cheers!