Thank You Cards

Thank You For Your Kindness

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Hi there!  I hope you’re week is going well!

Today’s card uses a few stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp: the flower comes from Even More Spring Flowers, the stem comes from More Spring Flowers, and the sentiment comes from Kind Flowers.

I wanted to try the Negative Space Coloring technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated in her YouTube video. I had trouble getting a smooth blend, but I really hated to give up so I just kept going.

I started with a square piece of Stratchmore Bristol Smooth cardstock onto which I stamped the flower in Ink on 3’s Fadeout Ink which is Copic-friendly.  I used a Misti stamping tool because it was important to be able to re-stamp the image later on in the exact same place.  I masked a small part of the flower so that I could hand-stamp the stem without overlapping the petals.

Then, using Copic markers V22, V25, and V28, I colored the negative space.  I tried my best to blend smoothly where the colors overlapped, but as you can see, it was a struggle.  When I felt I couldn’t do any better, I treated the piece with an anti-static powder tool and placed the piece back into the Misti.  This time I stamped with VersaMark ink and poured Hero Arts gold embossing powder over top and hit it with a heat gun.

I realized then that re-stamping the stem perfectly would be difficult so instead, I used a Ranger bullet tip Perfect Medium pen to draw over the lines of the stem.  This pen is similar to a VersaMark pen.  I poured the same embossing powder over top and melted with a heat gun.

I then stamped the sentiment in Altenew Moon Rock ink.   I think this warm gray color works nicely with the violets.

Then I added foam tape to the back of the flower piece and adhered it to the card front and then in turn adhered the card front flush to an A2-sized card base.  And that finished up the card.

Thanks for coming by!

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