Friday, November 18, 2011
This flower stamp is from Inkadinkado; have not used it before. After stamping it with Memento London Fog ink for a softer image, I got out my water color pencils and set to work. The pencils are from Staedtler, Nos. 6, 25 & 38. Before going over the image with my aqua pen, I added some shading. The focal point rose is done on SU's Very Vanilla paper and placed on top a Concord Crush mat and card base. I used dimensionals to make the tone-on-tone frame stand out. I scored a line edge to complete the main image. Inside, the sentiment (no stamp company name on it) is inked with the London Fog and VersaMark. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder from Ranger. The inside paper also has a scored edge.
Although making this card triggered some painful memories for me, I am glad to have done it. Katie Renz, Rest in Peace.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I was just about finished with this card when I remembered Jaydee had mentioned the Cas-ual Friday blog and this challenge. I had been looking for something to make this gate-fold card stay closed so made the hand-cut tag. It works! The card also fits being grateful - see the badge on the blog edge. (FYI The card is much prettier in person than in my pictures. Need to work on my photographing.)