Good morning, and a warm Friday Welcome to you. Hope you have some exciting plans for the weekend (mine include some housework...maybe! not very exciting, but gotta be done occasionally).
A fellow blogger has lost her DH, and another blogger let me know. I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking about her.
Here's the card:
I had taken markers to color the embossed design, which is very detailed. I thought it was too bright. I don't do much with vellum, but I wanted to tone down the coloring, so I embossed a vellum sheet with a lightweight piece of cardstock underneath, so that this die wouldn't cut through the vellum. When I placed the vellum overlaid on the original c/s embossing, I liked it better.
Bird image was a Stacy Stamp previously colored, but it fit in with the die opening, and I thought it looked nice with the vellum. Mounted these layers onto a good quality White textured Bazzill cardbase.
Added top & bottom border trim with an MS punch to add a bit of soft color, and emphasize the finch.
Sentiment is diecut vellum, again with c/s under it as it cut. The vellum was too lightweight against the card, so I used the cardstock that had been cut with this run underneath it. Liked it lots better. Added pale green pearls to cover the vellum tape used to adhere this piece to the card. The sentiment was stamped with versamark, then heat embossed with a Ranger gold EP, but not my usual Queen's Gold. I think this was labeled Enchanted Gold -it's a much softer gold tone.
Yellow grosgrain ribbon was a last minute addition.
Due to the size of the S/Binder die, this card is much larger than my usual size. I hope it will convey to the recipient a feeling that she is being thought of during this difficult time.
Thanks for joining me today, and come again when you can 'sit a spell on the porch swing'. Hugs