Friday 13 October 2017

Falling Flowers Sympathy Card

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For quite some time I've been admiring the graceful curves and pretty flowers in the Falling Flowers stamp set ... and finally treated myself!  Fortunately, I don't have need of a sympathy card at the moment - which I find is the best time to make one.
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Falling Flowers images with a watercoloured background

Planning to use a watery technique, I started out with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and stamped the flower with Basic Black Archival ink.  I then masked the flower and added the gorgeous flourish.

Once the black ink was completely dry (I admit that I was impatient and used the heat tool!) I made the entire piece of cardstock really wet.  I use a good quality mop brush for this purpose.

Using the same mop brush, I picked up some Dapper Denim ink and added it to the wet cardstock.  I mainly concentrated on the area to the left of the image but I did bring a little across to the other side of the card too.  I then repeated the process with Crumb Cake ink, concentrating on the right side of the card.  I like to use drops of ink from the reinker but you could also use ink from the pad - probably best to tap a good amount of ink onto a non-porous surface that can act as a palette.

Once I was happy with the coverage, and while the card was still fairly damp, I used the wood grain image in the Timeless Textures stamp set to add more of the inks.  One area had was not quite damp enough for the stamped ink to bleed, so I ran my damp mop brush over it again.

the card was completely dry, I added colour to the stamped image using Crumb Cake and Dapper Denim inks with just a hint of Whisper White Craft Ink for highlights.  I also added some loose hints of shadows.

The greeting is from the Better Together stamp set and the label layers are Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim and Basic Black.  All the ends are trimmed with a Lots of Labels die.  Visit here for an idea of how I achieved that.  The difference is that the labels on today's card were narrower than the die I used for the ends.

The base card is Crumb Cake and the mat is Basic Black.  To give a lift to the sombre colour scheme, I added some of the gorgeous copper sequins in the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

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