Welcome! I'm headed home to Michigan from Texas this weekend, and it's a good thing--I'm almost out of cards that I have ready to blog! When I needed a simple encouragement card for a friend a couple of weeks ago, I returned to my Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blessings stamp set--it's a hard one to beat.
After using Distress Inks to watercolor a background, I used a Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles die template to cut and emboss my focal image panel. Next I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat-embossed it with detail white embossing powder. I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch two equidistant holes from either side and ran a length of Copic-dyed seam binding through the holes before tying a bow. Finally, I used foam tape to attach the focal panel to a card base, and I was finished--easy!
Hope you're having a great week,