Monday, 23 July 2018

Sympathy cards are always the hardest ...

Good morning Craftland

At the weekend I heard one of my cousins had passed away. We hadn't seen her in a very long time but it's still a sad moment when you lose a member of the family. We had been at school together but as with modern life, we lost contact as we got older and had families of our own. We lived quite a distance from each other which made it harder to stay in touch. Anyway, my thoughts immediately turned to my aunt who at 84 is just a few months older than my dad. She is my mums older sister and as we lost mum almost 6 years ago, I hope this news wouldn't affect my aunt's health.

So, I made a card. I hadn't had the opportunity to use my new Bokeh Dots stamp yet and as I'd seen quite a few examples on Pinterest I thought I would give it a go as I already knew I wanted to use my current favourite stamp Dandelion Wishes.

A lot of demonstrators had said that for the best image, you should use a sponge dauber as the design is so intricate, just using an ink pad would be too much ink. Well, that didn't work! The image was way too faint, you couldn't see any definition. So I figured I'd just jump in and try it with my ink pad. Maybe because it's such a delicate colour anyway, it worked. I was pleased with the outcome. I'm thinking maybe a darker colour, you would need to sponge the stamp. I'll try it sometime ...

I cut an A4 sheet of card in half lengthwise at 4 1/8", then scored in half at 5 7/8"
Using my Stamperatus, I stamped directly into the card front.
I stamped the dandelion over the bokeh image.
I cut a piece of card and stamped before adhering it to the inside.

Despite the slight angle (should have checked the grid lines on my Stameratus!), Im pleased with my first try using these lovely stamp sets. The verse inside comes from Ribbon of Courage

Bye for now
Karen xx

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