Good morning! Today I have a simple card to share: I needed one for a wedding reception and couldn't make it fit into any of my current assignments, so the time crunch necessitated clean and simple! I stamped my MFT Rose background in Versamark ink onto heavy white cardstock, then heat embossed with detail white embossing powder. Next I used a sponge to ink the white surface of the paper. When it was as dark as I wanted it, I used an MFT Die-namics 15 to cut the stitched perimeter.
My sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Love and Marriage stamp set, cut with an MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags Die-namics, and ribbon is white seam binding. That should have been it. . . but then I thought I'd try to create some cool lettering on an envelope. Three tries later. . .
First I penciled the names and date on a envelope, knowing that I could thicken letters later when I used my Kirarina Wink markers. (Pencil very lightly, because once you go over the pencil with ink, you won't be able to erase the pencil.)
I did my initial inking in an orange tone, thinking it would look best wth the card. It was a little too orange, however, so I filled in the thicker portions of the letters with the pink Kirarina Wink. Maybe I should have stopped here--still undecided on that!
I wondered if the groom would think pink and orange were weird on a card that was address to him too. ;-) So I used my gold Kirarina to go back over the pink and orange letters. . . Still debating on whether I should have stopped at this stage too.
I decided the the white envelope looked really white next to he card, so I grabbed my Copic E02 and Copic Airbrush System, and I airbrushed that background to tie the envelope in better with the card. Hmmmm. . . remember why I started with a simple card--you know, that TIME issue? I'm pretty sure that I spent more time on the envelope than I saved on the card! It was fun though. I'll probably try it again some time. . .
Thanks for stopping by today,