Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Here are two sympathy cards I've made.  

This first one uses Wendy Vecchi's doily stamp in the background stamped with Archival Ink.  I then painted over it to tone it down. Stamped the flower and sentiment (both from Our Daily Bread Designs) with Archival.  Added color to the flower, sponged ink around the edges, added some gold to the very edges, wrapped it with twine and attached it to a folded white card.

This next one also starts with a Wendy Vecchi background image.  I inked it with Archival Ink and it must have reactivated some left over ink that was on the stamp and I got a variation of color. You can see that it looks more pink at the bottom and purple at the top.  I've sponged some extra ink around the edges. I then used a PaperArtsy Lin Brown stencil and Archival Ink for the leaves in the background.  The scripture is from Our Daily Bread Designs.  A piece of sticky back lace, some die cut foliage (Tim's garden greens die) and silk flower finish it up.  

Monday, June 2, 2014

Happy Birthday

I had fun making this card!!!  I started with white cardstock, a 6x6 TCW stencil (Dina Wakley mini chevron tiles), translucent embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi or Dreamweavers) and dylusions sprays.  Put the stencil on the cardstock, add the paste, remove stencil, put excess paste back into jar, spray stenciled cardstock with Dylusions (yes, the paste was still wet) and then let it all dry.  After it was dry I added Viva Inka Gold over the paste and around the edges.  Next I used a Stencil Girl stencil from the May club kit (love the May kit!!) and white embossing paste.  I let the paste dry and then painted the flowers using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints.  I used a white gel pen and a black Pitt pen along the edges of the leaves and stems.  I also used a yello Posca paint pen to make a few lines on the flower petals starting at the outside end of the petals and going just part of the way towards the center.  I used one of the die cuts from Tim's tattered banners die, sprayed it with Dylusions and stamped Happy Birthday (Quietfire Design) on it with jet black Archival.  The butterfly is also a Quietfire stamp.  It is stamped onto white cardstock with Archival Ink aquamarine, cut out, yellow dots added with a Posca pen, and yellow pearls along the body.