Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hello to a Friend

Truthfully, this card made itself with that stamped image.  That and that lovely background patterned paper.  A little heavy on the distress ink, but I like the final result, though it is softer in person than the photo shows.  Here's the details:

  • The image was stamped using my Heartfelt Creations Watch stamp.  The stamp is of such high quality that simple black Archival Ink provides most of the rich detail on this watch.  I simply stamped on some plain white cardstock.  The watch was carefully colored using a water pen an some copper Stamp Paint.  This was a delicate process that certainly wasn't perfect, but it did add some nice shine that these photos do not do justice.
  • The image was then colored using my distress markers and inks with a water pen.  Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain were all used.  
  • The background of the image was distressed using Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Pine Needles, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain. 
  • The Majestic Blooms flowers were inked with some Ripe Persimmons and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  The centers were made with some mustard Prills.  Don't you just love the dimension they add?  The green are leaves from the SSS Leaf Background die cut.   Folded in half, they look great here.
  • The sentiment was a square piece of paper stamped with the a SSS sentiment stamp in black ink.  I used my corner punch to create the lovely details on the corner of the sentiment piece and adhered it with foam squares to raise it above the image. 
So fun and another card for the stash.  Yay me!


  1. Stunning card and love that pocket watch. So elegant. TFS


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