Saturday, September 10, 2016

Joy Multiplied!

If you joined the Design Team on the September 1st blog hop, you saw that this newly released Technique Junkie stamp was among my favorite new stamps.   There is an emotional reason behind that feeling as  you know if you read my blog on that day.  If you didn't -- well here is the direct link:  The card I made with this stamp, Generations - - is the last card on the blog post.  For today's card I also used a stamp from the Technique Junkie Stamps called Sentimental Sayings -  

To create this card, I used dye based ink pads.  I used a medium brown pad for all the hands.  I started inking the middle of the large stamp and worked out inking up ONLY the hands as closely as possible.  Then I used a lavender ink pad and inked up above and below the hands.  Because Pat Huntoon created this image with great detail on red rubber it was easy to see where the hands  ended and  the background began.  Then I placed my white card stock directly on the stamp -- I did not turn the stamp over and place in the card stock.  I firmly but gently pressed my hand and fingers on the back of the card stock and rubbed all over.  I took care not to shift the white card stock as that would blur the stamped image. 

While the ink was still slightly damp, I took a damp (NOT WET) watercolor brush and pulled out the color from brown image.  That was too much of one brown tone for me, so then I squirted a couple of drops of  a peachy reinker on the back of an acrylic block, spritzed it with water to dilute the strength of reinker, and used that "paint" to add a peachy color to the skin tones of the three sets of hands.  Then I used a very pale pink marker to add color to the fingernails.  

I chose my saying from Sentimental Sayings - and used black Versafine ink to stamp,  covered the words with detail black embossing powder, and heat embossed.

I decided to add a bit of lace at the bottom.  I adhered it with red line tape.  Because of the spaces in the lace The red line tape adhesive was visible.  I didn't like that look so I sprinkled some purple embossing powder over the lace and the red line tape adhesive.  Then I carefully heat set the powder taking care to not burn the lace.  

This would make a lovely Mother's Day card, Grandparent's Day card, thank you card for a baby gift, or a lovely birthday card.  

Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson


C. M. Taylor said...

Judy, what a beautiful expression of love! Thank you for sharing not just the art but all your tips for creating such a special work of art.

Hetty said...

Just so beautiful!