Albeit a day or so late, I made time today to make a birthday card for a very dear friend, Sweet Sue! Sue is not a longtime friend, but one who has appeared in my life at just the right time. I found great joy in creating this card for her.
The photos tell the story here:
I added drops of Archival Ink re-inkers (in Forget-Me-Not and Chrome Yellow) as well as a bit of gold mixative to my craft mat.
Next, I added splashes of rubbing alcohol and gently mixed with a spatula. I pushed into this mixture a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11" specialty stamping paper (Ranger), repeating as I moved the paper around, lifting and moving until I was happy with the result.
This 8-1/2 x 11" sheet will yield panels for three cards:
The next step was to add some embossed stamping to the panel, a simple process that yields dramatic results:
I matted the panel with black cardstock, then adhered that to my card blank:
Another stamp added the inside greeting:
It felt good to begin again to play in my (relocated) studio! I have many projects on the list for all my tomorrows.
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