The rest of the card is pretty simple, and in fact these cards came together quite quickly after I got all of the little holes pushed through the die cut. I used The Ton’s Hot Tourmaline ink to blend the edges of the Jelly Bean (by Bazzill) card base. (The inks from The Ton seriously blend so beautifully, both on colored card stock and white, and I’m not just saying that because I’m on the design team.) The final step was to add the greeting: Big Hugs from Papertrey Ink. It has fantastic dies and sentiments to go along with it, and I simply don’t use it enough. The Lasting Hearts Card Drive was the perfect reason to pull them out. I added some Glossy Accents to the Hugs to give it a bit more dimension and decided to stop. I felt odd not adding some sequins to it… maybe I will before I send them. Haven’t decided.
I sincerely hope that you will participate in the Lasting Hearts Card Drive. You can also donate money to help purchase with which the handmade cards will be included. The link at the beginning of the post will give you all of the pertinent information.
I hope you enjoyed this project! I am so pleased to have finally used some of my PTI product that has been neglected for too long. Have a fantastic week, friends!
Donna Cala says
This is a beautiful card! Your post was honest and heartfelt and inspired me to make more cards for the drive (I've already made two but my goal now is to make 8 more.) You are a master with zigs; I would love to hear your thoughts on watercolor papers with the zigs.
Emily Midgett says
Thank you for leaving such kind words, Donna! I'm so glad to read that you're making cards for the drive. I have done a small-ish comparison of some different watercolor papers (http://sixthstreetsundries.blogspot.com/2015/08/cold-press-watercolor-paper-vs-hot.html), but it was directed more towards determining the best for use with heat embossing. I will try to get a blog post done dedicated more specifically for the Zig markers!!