Thursday, 2 March 2017
French Foliage Sympathy Card.
To make this card, I used post it notes to mask off the either side of the card, leaving a strip of card about an inch and three quarters wide exposed.
Using sponge daubers I applied random patches of Stampin' Up's Hello Honey and Mellow Moss ink .
Once all the white area of card was completely covered in ink, I stamped the text in chocolate chip ink all over the sponged area. Then I stamped the darker ink splats over the
I changed the ink pad to Early Espresso, removed the post it note from the right side of the card and stamped the leaves over the same areas I stamped previously.
The leafy stamp set is called " French Foliage". It is a retired stamp set now.
As I was NOT working on good quality stamping card, I had to wait quite a while for the inks to dry thoroughly before continuing with the next step. (this is attempt 3 because I didn't wait long enough on the earlier cards)
The sentiment. ... I have to say, I had trouble getting the "So Sorry" straight on this card. This maybe because I have been a little stressed out of late and unable to concentrate fully. But that's another story.
I drew a fine pencil line across the card where I wanted my "So Sorry" to go and used the stamp a majig to line up card.the sentiment. This too took sometime time dry.
I used the splatter stamp again this time with Sahara Sands ink and stamped a few splatters on the white section, ....not because it I thought it would enhance the card, but to hide a very small smudge under the sorry. This tiny little mark stood out like a sore thumb on the starkness of the white.
The splatters hide it perfectly. So nobody will ever know it's there.....unless of course, YOU tell them.