Sunday, January 3, 2010

Merry Christmas - belated

If you listen to my priest. . . . . We should all get our Christmas Trees on the 24th of December, then not take them down until after the epiphany. So really. . . . my Christmas greetings are not late at all!

The colors are a little non traditional . . . but I liked how this card turned out. I only made 10 of them. So if you did not receive one in the mail. . . . don't be sad, I just ran out of time! The frame is from January's SOM "true friends" stamped in creme brulee. The Colonial White ink dried nicely on the holly hock cardstock. I love snow flakes! (More on paper than real life).
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Regrettably, several friends had parents pass away over the holidays. . . . it's hard to know what to say and how to say it. . . here are the cards that I made. The sentiment says . . .Celebrate a life well lived. I know that it is never easy to lose a parent, but I do think that there is some comfort to be taken in appreciating the love of family.
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Overstamping - a favorite technique

This is a technique that I keep coming back too. Step one. Stamp your image in a light color ink. I used Crystal Blue on a light weight bond paper.

Color the image as desired. In this case I used a Crystal Blue Marker . Then I used a blending pen with ink from a sweet leaf ink pad to add accent colors.

Finally, I "over-stamped" the butterfly image in black. I love how it "pops".

I'll post some cards that I recently made using this technique.

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