Thursday 4 February 2016

Sympathy Silhouette

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are all having a great day.

This card, and this post, are dedicated to my wonderful friend, Kathi. I found out the other day that Kathi had passed away in her sleep, and once again I'm at a loss. The world is darker for her passing and I think about her every day.

Kathi was one of the first friends to support and encourage my card making when I decided to move past creating cards for family. She was the first to like my facebook page, and one of the first to place an order. She was a constant source of support and "picker-upper-ness", especially when I felt things were bleak.

To create this card, I used an ink blending tool to sponge on Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. I then used the water droplet technique to pull away splotches of colour and pressed with a clean paper towel. The droplets were much larger than I had originally planned, but as I waited for it to dry they looked more and more like tears. And that was fitting.

Once the panel (140lb coldpress watercolour paper) was fully dry, I used my MISTI to ink (and re-ink) the silhouette stamp and the greeting. If you are going to do this technique I highly recommend that you use a waterproof ink for the black. If your background is even a tiny little bit damp any ink that is not waterproof may bleed and ruin your project.

I then mounted the watercolour panel on a piece of layering weight black cardstock with super strong adhesive. I mounted that onto a white card base and added the micro gems. 

I hope you all liked the card for today, and are inspired to create something of your own.

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