Archive for April 15th, 2008

Sending Get Well Wishes

Flourishes is blessed to have a great Design Team.  when one designer is down, the entire team flocks to see how they could help and lend support. Last week just as our our new stamps were released…everyone was stressed over many blog and server issues…but none more then Dee Jackson, Stampingcuz-I-luv2.  Dee spent two days in the hospital but we are happy to report she is now at home.  We hope that she is taking things slowly – hope and pray that her good health will return. 

With all that being said, you know I just had to make a special get well card.  Sometimes I feel like the shoemaker’s wife –surrounded by many cards but not one that just “fits”. I hope this card fits, a special  card for a special stamper.

Here is the card I made for Dee.


This is a card I really MADE.. On Splitcoaststampers (SCS)  there was a challenge to make your own Designer Paper.  We really did this in years past before there was a great selection for stampers to choose from.  I got my inspiration from the calendar in the bags we received at the Southeastern Flower Show held in Atlanta earlier this year. Each and every month is an inspiration. 

To create the paper I first stamped with Flourishes Harlequin background stamp a couple of times in SU Sky Blue on Sky Blue, then using my brand new Ranger Inkessential Opaque white and a straight edge I drew a line thru the middle of each of the lines forming the diamonds.  Then I added a dot of white at each point of intersection.  To add the leaves I used my Certainly Celery marker and made a slight mark with the very tip of the marker….I did practice a few times until I got the sizing down.  For the complimentary piece I used a piece of the same paper stamped with the Harlequin but this time I did a series of 5 tiny leaves on each side of the line using the method above.  The tiny black lace is very old paper lace that I have had for years.  I cut it into two strips and glued it down to a piece of tiny twill from my Mother’s Wonder Closet.  The topiary image is from the newly released Siberian Iris set.  I just love this little image.  I colored directly to the image and very lightly misted it before stamping on to water color paper.  Layers of black set off each of the layers and the the gold brushed metallic card stock finishes off the card and the smaller image.  The sentiment is from our Many Sentiments set and is just the right size for this card.

I have really been long winded today in describing this card, which was a joy to make.  I hope Dee will enjoy it as well.

Thanks for stopping by for my ramblings from the Atelier today.



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