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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blessings Board

Letters, Numbers and Stamped Frame die-cut using Cricut Art Philosophy
This Blessings Message Board is for my daughter, who is away at college.  It was a very fast and easy project to make.  I cut the letters at 1 3/4", the numbers at 1" and the frames at 1 1/2".  The number for the frame is printed on the Sweet Moments stamp set's mounting sheet, so that the image will fit perfectly inside.

The base is one sheet of CTMH Sonoma Background and Texture Paper
All of the letters and numbers were stamped with the text stamp from the Universal Backgrounds set with Smokey Plum ink.  I use that stamp set so much that I should just leave it mounted on the block!  I also used the stamp to do second generation stamping with Bamboo ink on the Colonial White frame die-cuts before adhering the numbers. It is a very faint look, but that is the effect I wanted.

Second Generation stamping on the background of the frame
My dry erase markers didn't show up very well.  Not to be defeated, I used a coupon at Hobby Lobby and bought the Bistro marker set.  Dd1 may have other things that she feels blessed by, but I wanted to try out the cool marker so I wrote a few things that she may have written (if I was looking over her shoulder!)

Blessings Message Board
Tomorrow I will post the Thanksgiving Tree dd2 helped me make.  I'm trying to help my children see that we are so truly blessed.  Sometimes it helps to write down our blessings so we focus on the positive things around us. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Have an awesome day, filled with many blessings. :-)

Paper: CTMH Sonoma B & T, Smokey Plum, Colonial White
Stamps: CTMH Sweet Moments, Universal Backgrounds
Ink: CTMH Smokey Plum, Bamboo
Misc.: CTMH Ribbon, 12 x 12 Frame (Michael's), Bistro Chalk Marker (Hobby Lobby)
Tools: Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Sponge tool

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