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Good morning! I was going through my card stash recently and realized that I was running low on my least favorite category of cards: sympathy. Unfortunately I have had far too many reasons to send out those kind of cards recently. There are beautiful stamp sets and sentiments for sympathy cards but I just don’t like needing to make them. 🙁
But it was time to restock and I decided to use the Hero Arts collaboration set that was released during Stamptember. It’s a really nice set with a coordinating die that can be used in various combinations to create different sentiments.
My first card uses my favorite Large Peony from The Ton! I started off by stamping the peony on a piece of scrap paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I scanned that through my Scan N Cut and once it picked up on the markings I replaced the scrap paper with a piece of Copic Mask It Medium Tack Film. I 100% prefer this film to the Inkadinkado Masking Paper! I have not had any luck getting my Scan N Cut to cut intricate masks with masking paper. It has no problem cutting through the film and it can do really delicate cuts! The only drawback of the film is that ink will smear on it very easily so you want to be careful when you actually use it as a mask. I tried Memento tuxedo black ink as well as Staz On and they both smeared. So I used the scrap paper to get a good scanned image but then cut it with the film! I’m working on a video for this process and hope to share it soon!
Next I stamped the same peony on a piece of watercolor paper with versamark and then heat-embossed it with gold tinsel embossing powder. I colored it with a single zig marker and blended it with a water brush. Next I placed the mask over the colored image and used my MISTI to stamp the background stamp from My Favorite Things. I stamped it with Golden Glitz ink and heat-embossed it with clear powder. I die-cut the sentiment from gold cardstock and adhered it over the peony with glue dots. Finally I trimmed down the panel and mounted it to a red card base. Inside the card I stamped the rest of the sentiment with matching gold ink.
I really like the effect of the background stamp behind the main image. I may try it again and actually stamp the background stamp first with the mask in place underneath it. I think the embossed image (with the mask on top) was high enough that I couldn’t get the background stamp to stamp cleanly all the way to the edge but it’s close enough!
My second card uses the Watercolor Wonders stamp from Altenew with some of their coordinating layering inks. I stamped the flower with Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, and Mango Smoothie inks and the leaves with Forest Glades and Evergreen inks. I adhered the die-cut sentiment and then stamped the rest of sentiment around it with Versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. To complete this card I trimmed one side and adhered it to a black card base. I used my MISTI to create several variations of this card using different color combinations and sentiment combinations fairly quickly.
So my stash is full again but I’m sincerely hoping that I don’t have a need to send one out anytime soon. Next on my list is restocking birthday cards….
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