I’m so pleased it’s the weekend. This evening hubby and I are going to see our daughter’s Church play, Exodus. Molly, our granddaughter, and Leigh, our son-in-law, both have parts in the play! I made yesterday’s card using the Very Vintage Stamp Set, which is a Hostess Set. I really enjoyed colouring the image using Stampin’ Write Marker Pens. There are a lot of places that are really very small. I found the easiest way to do the colouring was to use the pen end of the marker! The colours are Lovely Lipstick and Call Me Clover.
I stamped the image first using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Before I started colouring the image, I stamped the background. I used the Crackle Paint Background Stamp, inked with Sahara Sand, and stamped off once. The way I positioned the stamp – badly! – left a gap at the bottom of the sheet. Rather than waste the sheet and start again, I sliced off 1/8″ across the bottom. I trimmed off 1/16″ either side as well, because I already had the Lovely Lipstick layer cut and ready. It has left me a wider than normal border which I think looks really nice!
The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and has been stamped in Black Stazon Ink. I mounted the sentiment on Dimensionals and added a Basic Pearl Jewel either end for decoration. Next I wanted to add a bow but the only Lovely Lipstick ribbon I have is a very wide one. I couldn’t find any Call Me Clover Ribbon. Fortunately the 3/16″ Braided Linen Thread has been carried over from the Christmas catalogue, and I thought it would blend in beautifully. I used my bow maker to make a double bow, and adhered it in the top left-hand side.
To complete the embellishments on the front of the card, I added three very small pearls in the flowers near the bottom. In the top right-hand corner I added a vertical row of three large pearls. The final addition was Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen on all the flowers and leaves. Inside the card I added a layer each of Whisper White and Lovely Lipstick Cardstock. To decorate the top layer, I painted the straight border stamp using the two marker pens I’d used on the front. To finish the image off, I painted over it with my Wink of Stella Pen. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project. I wish you a super weekend and look forward to being back with you tomorrow. Happy crafting.
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