Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sympathy Cards

For the most difficult times, a handmade card sends much needed comfort.

1. Begin to make the background by holding the feather mask firmly in place while gently sponging ink around the edge. Carefully remove the mask, reposition it, and continue sponging. Continue to add more feathers making sure to vary the direction & size of the feather. Also, be sure to place some feathers going off the edge of the paper.

2. Next, make the focal point feather by using the stencil and a darker color ink. Place the stencil down and while holding firmly, sponge the center. To add a bit of shading, use a darker shade of ink around the edge of the stencil and blend it by drawing the sponge towards the center of the feather.

3. Next, add a border strip of embossed feathers. Use a glitter gel pen to add a subtle sparkle to highlight parts of the embossed image. Then add a sentiment of condolence.

4. Finally, stamp a delicate flourish pattern over the canvas feather and add a hint of color by sponging ink along the edge. Lastly, use the stencil to cut a paper feather and embellish the card by forming a cluster using a combination of a real feather, vellum feather, or paper feather.

A Closer Look:

Linnie Blooms Supplies: feather stencil and mask, canvas feather
Other Supplies: pigment ink (Brilliance -Pearlescent Lavender, Purple, Sky Blue, Platinum Planet) (VersaColor - Polar Blue) (Studio G -lilac, rose, acua), condolences sentiment rubber stamp (PSX F-2562), Flourish Background cling stamp (Hero Arts), feather stamp, feather embossing folder (Darice), vellum, sponge applicator, feather, Stardust Glitter Gel Pen (Sakura)
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