Last night I finally got around to making a card for a very special lady, I have been procrastinating long enough. She is in great need of some love and thoughts as she hits a very tough time in her life.
When I was putting this card together I wanted to think about how much of a star she is and how she is loved by so many. Hence the papers I have used.
I was lucky enough to receive these lovely papers as part of a challenge win at Diana's blog, DL.ART. Thanks Diana, I am so glad I have finally been able to use them, as I was waiting for the right card and inspiration to come along.
For this card, I used something I have had in my stash, for ages, but never used, Perfect Pearls. Firstly, I stamped the image, a Studio 112 stamp, with my Versamark ink pad. Then using 3 different colours of the Perfect Pearls, Green Patina, Blue Patina and Heirloom Gold; I used a small paint brush to apply the different colours to the stamped image. Once I finished all the colours, I wiped off all the excess with a Swiffer duster - it works great to get rid of the pearl dust and all that remains is what is stuck to the image.
For the inside I used the same papers as the front, plus a silver panel stamped with the sentiment, which is from a Hero Arts stamp set.
Here is the card standing open. I love how the image just pops on the black and can see me using this technique again. My gatefold card measures 5.5" by 4.25". I added a ribbon under the front image and around so that it could be tied closed.
I am going to send this off in the mail today to the UK, and hopefully it will be able to bring a smile to one special lady.
This card is being entered in the following challenges.
Great Impression Stamps - July Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 31 July)
3 Girl Jam Challenge - Challenge #22: Anything Goes with ribbon (closes 1 Aug)
Through the Purple Haze - Challenge: Anything with Flowers (closes 27 July)
Crafting When We Can - Challenge #49 - Floral (closes 3 Aug)
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