Welcome! I got home from Anaheim/CHA late last night. It was chilly for California weather, but still definitely warmer than the U.P. of Michigan. It was great to see so many of my papercrafting friends again, and I always enjoy a chance to team-teach with the Copic regional instructor girls! We had a chance to teach the new two-day Copic Color and Ink Workshop together, and I was so pleased with how it went. We saw some fabulous work from class participants. In fact, I think I may redo a couple of my samples after seeing their work! ;-}
Today I have a card to share that could be used as either a sympathy card or a serious illness/situation card. It seems like the older I get, the more I need cards like this. I used a new JustRite background stamp, Floral Flourishes, along with Sympathy Vintage Labels and its coordinating die set, Vintage Label and Banner dies.
As you see, the Sympathy Vintage Labels set can work for a variety of occasions.
These are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the focal image. I also used some Old Lace Stickles for the glittery part of the focal image.
See the roses? They were an accidental creation. :-) When I dye white or off-white seam binding with my Copic reinkers to use as coordinating ribbon, I sometimes dump it out of the plastic sandwich bag onto a paper towel or facial tissues to let it dry for a minute or two. I used the ribbon on another project, then decided to try die-cutting the facial tissue with my Spellbinders Rose Creations die templates, and it worked! The Copic Various inks (R21 and colorless blender) on the facial tissue made it a little stiffer than it normally is, giving it better texture and body than plain facial would have. I stamped JustRite's Floral Flourishes background stamp on green cardstock and then die cut the leaves with a Spellbinders Foliage die temple. The lace border is really a background stamp which I've used only about a third of--JustRite's Lace Background stamp--stamped on heavy vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder. I hand-trimmed the border.
Would you like to see more projects made with the Sympathy Vintage Labels set? Then be sure to visit the following blogs, and thank you for visiting today!
Debbie Olson (You are here)