Condolence Cards, Feel Good Cards

If Flowers Could Hug I Would Send You A Thousand

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Hello there!

Today’s card is my first attempt at stamping with Tombow Dual Brush pens.  I chose simple Spring Tulips from Clearly Besotted, and a sentiment from the Lovely stamp set from Essentials by Ellen at Ellen Hutson.

I used a Misti stamping tool for this card.  I think a stamp positioning tool was essential as I had to stamp multiple times.

I started with an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I placed the stamp into the Misti and then colored the lines of one flower at a time with Blush (772).  I stamped quickly, before the ink dried.  In some cases, I found it helpful to breath onto the stamp to add a bit of moisture before I stamped.  I did this for each of the flowers, and the stems for which I used Green Ochre (076).  I had to stamp many many times to get a good line.

Then, I used the same Tombow pens to color in the flowers, stems, and leaves.  I used a fine Pentel Aquash waterbrush pen to move the color around, and I went back in with the Tombow pens to intensify some of the areas to create shading.

To ground the flowers, I lightly drew a few wide lines of Green Ochre at the bottom of the stems and then pulled the color downward with the waterbrush.

I stamped the sentiment in Altenew Moon Rock dye and then trimmed the card front to 4″ wide.  I adhered it to an A2-sized piece of Recollections gray kraft cardstock, and then adhered that, in turn, to an A2-sized card base. And that finished up today’s card.

Thanks for coming by!

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