This is for our dear Miss Kathleen. She has brought joy to my heart many times with her kind words. She is so good about leaving love and encouragement to so many and we hope to lift her up with the cards we make with love and caring for her.
I tried the technique of putting the ink on the mat and spritzing it with water and then dragging the watercolor paper through it. (I think this SOUNDS easier than it is) My first attempt left me with inky fingers that stayed the same color after washing, so my hubby lent me a pair of latex gloves for the next attempt. The lattice work is a digital background SVG from Birds Cards and I cut it on my Cricut. The label for the sentiment and frame behind it are both Spellbinder Opulent Ovals. I used dimensionals between each layer to give it depth. The flowers (cut from the same background paper) are Punch Bunch and so are the leaves. Once again my husband's imput about placement and balance assisted me to complete this tribute to our dear friend.
Edit: This is how I completed the inside: (Computer generated)
So hold me and I'll hold you
And together we will find
We're just Angels with one wing
We must cling together to fly.
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 GMT Views: 1899
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Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 10:20 PM
Oh my gosh Peggy, this one hit home with me not only as a pilot student skydiver but also as a friend of Kathleen! That sentiment is heartfelt and combined with your creativity with dies, it's a winner! Agreed on techniques that look easy!!!!
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Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 10:25 PM
Peggy, you have created an incredibly beautiful card for Kathleen!! Love the colours in the bg, it is a fabulous bg, and the dies you have used for this beautiful sentiment are so elegant!!! The placement of the flowers, perfect!!
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Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7156
Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 11:17 PM
Kathleen will love this very special card you made for her. LOVE the technique that you've used for your background ... yes, inky fingers tend to happen anytime water and ink are used together - at least that's my experience :) The colors are so beautiful, and your fancy cut overlay and label are so pretty. Love the spray of flowers and your lovely sentiment. Just amazing!
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Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 11:49 PM
Your bg turned out amaaaaazing....love the colors to highlight the lattice and verse....this will surely help her feel the love...and so glad you could come visit in Teapotterville this week and hope you can come back again real soon