Hi readers, yesterday was a good day for crafting. I started to walk to the park with the boys but the rain started and the wind really started blowing so we scurried home. I decided to finish coloring my stamped image with water color pencils and put together a card.
Normally I don't do card sketches but one of the things I've made for a goal is to challenge myself to do something I normally don't do. I started reading some of Roni's old posts from her blog Ink Stains with Roni and she had this card sketch.
To make the media for stamping on I took a piece of plastic and glued with acrylic floor wax a check napkin I had separated onto it. The napkin wrinkled when I put it onto the plastic but that was no big deal.When it was dried I placed my cut out panel over the plastic side using it as a guide of where to stamp and stamped in the openings. I could not find on the stamp who made it but it is an old rubber stamp I have had for a long time. Once the Stazon ink was dry I turned it over and colored in the stamped image with water color pencils. Then I put my card together using a dot tape runner.
I stamped on a scrap on the napkin side my sentiment. Then cut it out free hand to fit. I could have just as easily stamped right on the card front but you know me I'm always afraid of messing something up when I stamp. Besides I think it pulls everything together.
I decided to add a fun detail to the inside panel by embossing it with my Swiss Dots folder.
By using cutouts on the front and on the inside panel there is a stain glass look on the front.
Do you like to use card sketches when making cards? Do you like to use things like napkins which are usually throwaways?
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