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6/07/2016

Hero Arts Velveteen Florals

Good afternoon...hope it's as pretty where you are this afternoon as 'tis here in Upstate SC. Back from running a few errands, having some lunch. Just got a call from some fella who's supposed to fix the bathroom floor...he's on his way. YAY!

Recently a blog buddy (Donna of Creative Smiles) had a post with a request for cheering cards for her BIL who is battling brain cancer. He's now under Hospice care, and it would be awfully wonderful for anyone who feels they could send a little cheer for Jerry & his family just now. If you'll check on Donna's Blog, there is a contact form. If you let Donna know that you're willing to send along a card, she'll provide you with the snail addy info. I know how generous bloggers are, so if you feel able to send an uplifting card, that would be so generous. Donna has the specifics of what should be on the card...so please read her post. I thank you. Donna thanks you too!

Here's one that we just put in the mail:


Some years ago, I had seen a card done with a "Velveteen technique"; did one myself, but didn't remember per'zackly how it was done. Sunday afternoon I spotted a link to the blogger** whom I remembered having done the card, then spent most of the afternoon browsing her posts to find it.

**EDIT: Went back and searched up the link- if you read the post, see her card, Sue (Sue's Inky Fingers) has a link to a video showing how to do this technique.

{Even if you don't try this technique, enjoy browsing Sue's Inky Fingers blog..some fab inspiration there.}

Basically what you do: stamp the first layer with a good quality coverage white ink & let it dry well (used Hero Arts Unicorn white). Then you stamp other colors over the top of this white layer, and although you can't really see the effect in the  photo, it's quite pretty (yes, it looks like velveteen!)

- Hero Arts Luscious Floral Background (cling) inked and stamped with Unicorn white. Allowed to dry well.

- unmarked wooden floral (probably $1 Michael's stamp) inked and stamped with HA Tidal Pool shadow ink.

- other flowers from clear floral sets inked with HArts shadow inks (this shadow ink gives a softer look without stamping off). Used HA ombre ink in blues to ink & stamp a butterfly from Wplus9 Flora & Fauna 1. Finished off with an HLS Butterfly Birthday sentiment stamped in HA Wet Cement. Did not trim the cardfront to add a border or anything else. I liked it just as it is.

On the inside, stamped the butterfly again on one side, with a simple verse on the opposite side. I hope Jerry will enjoy this.

Thanks so much for buzzing by for an afternoon visit. Big hugs.



34 comments:

Kathleen said...

Really, very pretty card, love the colours.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mary, I like the design
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

So pretty Mary. I haven't heard of this technique before. Love the butterfly design . Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

I also haven't heard of this technique Mary but the stamping is very pretty and the perfect card to cheer somebody up. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Really soft and delicate look, Mary! I'm sure that your card will be appreciated. Thanks for sharing this technique!

pam said...

Beautiful card for Jerry Mary, he will love the serene colours of the flowers and beautiful butterfly.
Such a sad story regarding Jerry, I decided to do humorous, posted from the UK yesterday..no idea how long it will takes to arrive.
Pam x

Donna Hanley said...

Very pretty card. I hadn't heard of that technique but it does sound interesting. Donna's BIL and family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Liz said...

Lovely card, Mary, so pretty. I'm sure the Donna's BIL will be delighted to receive it, it's sure to bring a smile to his face. xx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the technique you used!! It looks amazing!! The flowers and butterfly are so beautiful!! Jerry will love this card!! I sent him one, too :) Have a great evening my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sheila H said...

Your card is lovely, Mary. It's so nice of you to spread handmade kindness. I will make a card also.

Birgit said...

This is a lovely card and such soft colours.love the butterfly and what a sweet gesture. I'm sure the family will love this.

Valerija said...

This is so beautiful! I love the stamps you used!! What a gorgeous card!
Valerija xx

Loll said...

Beautiful card Mary. I'm sure this will bring Jerry joy. I have not heard of the Velveteen technique, but it sounds interesting. Hope to give it a try. xx

brenda said...

A very quick peek at your latest creation Mary as trying to get ahead of the workmen and no internet today - and hopefully no rain.

B x

Kath said...

A lovely card and a great technique.
Kath x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, What a pretty card. that's sure to lift anyone's spirits.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Gerrina said...

Beautiful colours and technique on your card! And so sweet that you sent him this one... Hope your day is a sunny one...

Daffodil Cards said...

SO pretty Mary and it will be received with the love it was made with. Love the idea of velveteen, that name takes me back a fair way, in fashion though. LOL.
Faith
x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the gorgeous muted look of this Mary. Lovely colors and perfect for Jerry's card. I'm sure it will be appreciated!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Mary, such a sweet gesture too! That's a fabulous technique, must be trying that out! Great colours, a lovely garden scene. hugs :)

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Team Clark said...

This is really beautiful stamping, Mary! Great technique. Very thoughtful of you, my friend. Hugs, Autumn

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Mary! Love that butterfly and the garden he's flitting over! I'm off to check out the links!

Charlene said...

Mary this is fabulous!!!!!!

Pia S said...

A design that is soft and delicate and uplifting, it looks to me like you got everything right for the receiver. It's beautiful.

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful card Mary!
xoxo Olga

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Momma Mary! I love your little garden scene with the butterfly flying over. Oh I bet the velveteen look looks amazing in person! So you just stamp over white ink after it is dry and that gives you the velveteen look?! That sound easy, especially if you have a MISTI. Off to check out this person's blog to get what the requirements are. Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, what a wonderful card for him and thank you for describing your process. I can see the white in the background too. Beautiful effect! Now you have me wondering about Hero Arts ink too! My wish list just got longer!

Susanne Vargas said...

Very pretty card! How kind of you to mail it to Donna's BIL! Off to check out her blog!

Maxine D said...

Oh Mary this is fabulous - sad occasion but a beautiful card - thanks for the reminder about the technique.
Blessings
Maxine

Barb said...

A really lovely card Mary and you've used such pretty colours. Thanks for sharing this lovely technique. Barbxx

Pippa said...

Ohh I love that background effect, and your whole card. The subtle colours work so well with the white.

cuilliesocks said...

Just beautiful Mary, lovely colours and it sounds an interesting technique. Perfect card for someone needing a bit of cheer, Kate x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a very cheery card. Perfect for the occasion.