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4/19/2012

Thinking of you

Janet's Thinking of you
Hooray, it's Thursday, and I'm off to my weekly stamp group meeting at a local church hall. A group of stamp enthusiasts gather each week to visit, trade stamps, and just generally enjoy a lovely morning and afternoon of fellowship & stamping. Good for the soul. Not sure how much work gets done (speaking for myself only!), but we have a good time. Lunch is generally involved too! Here's a card to share this morning.
I have a sweet cousin who is having a lot of 'life' thrown at her at the moment, and as she does so much for so many people, I thought I'd make a card for her. Just to let her know I'm thinking about her. We live in different states. Here's the card:

I tried to be more diligent in listing supplies, so here goes:
Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks used on natural color Neenah c/s - Wisteria & Olive Pastel used on the Impression Obsession Cover A Card stamps (CC078-Round Floral - stamped first; overstamped with CC058-Wispy in Olive Green). I didn't have design paper that I liked so I made my own background to go with the colors in the main image.The fluid chalk inks work great with a technique that I learned in an Impression Obsession class. These inks stay wet long enough for this technique to work really well.  The doily was cut from some olive green lightweight paper, and a Cheery Lynn Doily (French Pastry-CLD-DL-102) was used & popped up. The main image (also popped up)  has only a Magenta name on it, number 3F-154-J. I used Ranger Distress Bundled Sage to ink it; then used Faber Castell Big Brush pens, May Green, Chromium Green Opaque on the greenery - direct to rubber- and Magenta on the flower part. Spritzed this with misted water, then stamped. I used a Spellbinders Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Lg, #4, to cut & emboss the image, which was stamped on natural color Neenah cardstock. Then I decided to stamp a script stamp (sorry, forgot to write this one down!) inked with Antique Linen distress ink to stamp over it. I used Jill Foster's technique of wiping off part of the ink from this stamp, stamped over the flower image. The sentiment was a Hero Arts clear set (CL-272). I used just a portion of the entire stamp, as I've learned you can cut apart the clear set and it doesn't hurt anything. The purple borders were cut with SU Lace Ribbon Border punch, and I tried to complement the colors of the image and background colors. It's much prettier in real life (IRL!), but I'm still experimenting with the scanner & camera settings. I probably overdid the supply list, but I really am trying to get better with listing what I used. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping in to visit. Have a great day.

2 comments:

Bernie said...

I find whenever I send a card for no reason it always seems to arrive just when it's needed most. I am sure you cousin will love receiving this beautiful card!
Hugs

Mary said...

I saw this card first hand and it is gorgeous and well done!