Hi there friends, I can’t believe how fast this week is passing by! Each day has brought a surprise blessing and it’s made me want to stay in my pajamas, put on the coffee pot, turn on the movies and do nothing but create. Don’t you love that feeling? Lately, more and more of my cards have been hitting the post office and that makes me very happy. Todays’ card is a sympathy card. We have to have them and honestly I dread sending them, but I’d rather be prepared to support a grieving friend. This goes to my stash but I’ll definitely reach for this new set from JustRite Papercraft called Sympathy Vintage Labels Eight and Nine for similar occasions.
The beautiful focal image was created with Tombow markers and the old technique where you color the stamp with your marker, huff on it, then stamp it (or lightly spritz it). I haven’t done that in ages and I’d encourage you to try this any time you want to pick different areas to color on your stamp. No boo-boos because if you don’t get the coverage you want, simply pick up some of the color from the marker by scribbling on acetate and picking the color up with a water loaded watercolor brush. That’s what I did with the centers of the flowers – I wanted a darker rose. The flower wreath was cut out using the oval from Spellbinders 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy and backed with the delicate scallops from Spellbinders Elegant Ovals. In between the layers I sandwiched the pointed filigree from Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments.
|CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED
|Rubber Stamps: JustRite Papercraft – Sympathy Vintage Labels Eight and Nine
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – 80 lb, PTI – Sweet Blush
Ink: Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments, The Paper Studio Pearls, Mulberry Flowers Roses, May Arts Silk Ribbon
Be sure to pop in and visit the other designers who have creations to show today:
JustRite Inspiration • Debbie Olson • Becca Feeken • Sheri Holt • Heidi Blankenship • Michele Kovack • Darsie Bruno • Kathy Jones • Kristi Schurr • Marisa Job • Angela Barkhouse • Eva Dobilas • Kazan Clark
So appreciative to you who take a second to skip by – it’s something that is a blessing in itself. I’m so honored and thankful that you are a part of my life :-)