It is with a sad heart that I create these cards for my cousins today. Perhaps using the word "journey" for a sympathy card may not be the best, but it is the word I settled on as I reflect today on the life of my dear aunt.
Remembering the good times and reflecting on her "journey" through life brings a smile through the tears and my hope is that during the difficult months ahead as they struggle through the heartache that death leaves, they will be able to focus on the positive moments of my aunt's journey through life.
Stamp your image using Distress Embossing Ink and heat emboss with Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder.
Mix perfect pearls together with water on your non-stick craft sheet.
Paint over the heat embossed surface and watch your image appear.
I used a color palette that would coordinate with the colors I wanted to use when coloring my flower. Allow the surface of your project to dry.
TIP: If your paper is bent, simply swipe it gently over the rounded corners of your table or desktop in various directions and it will pull out those awkward "kinks."
Black Velvet Technique Using the Position It
A couple of month's ago I shared a wide variety of techniques using the Metallic Gelatos. In that post I refreshed your memory regarding the black velvet technique. To create my white butterflies in that post I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and had to try several times to align it correctly. I had heard about the Position It by Scor-It, but had never tried it. Well, I must tell you that if you are wanting a tool that helps you align stamped images repeatedly and precisely this is definitely the tool for you!
I began first by "positioning" my image. Just as with the Stamp-a-ma-jig the Position It comes with a piece that helps you to figure out the perfect placement for your stamped image. I began by stamping my image on the acrylic piece and then using this piece determined the best placement of my floral image on my background.
The edge of my background is secured beneath the Position It bar, but to ensure that my project not move with repeated stamping I used my trusted, and oh so handy, Tissue Tape to attach my stamped image to the gridded background as shown above.
I "inked" my stamp using a Snow Cap dabber and stamped my first "take." As you can see the image was quite light. Allow to dry.
Repeat. I believe that I stamped it three times allowing the image to dry completely between stampings.
With the background being sparkly, I wanted the focal point to be matte. The Position It would have made it super easy to apply color using Gelatos but coloring is soothing to my soul and so I opted to return to the roots of the Black Velvet technique and use Prismacolor Color Pencils to add color to the flowers.
Life is a journey and sadly it comes to an end, but remembering the moments of love helps us to continue on our own journey. Auntie you will be missed.