Sunday, January 20, 2019

Love Letters

     Hello, everyone. I'm very happy to be sharing my card with you all today. My inspiration came from the huge box of letters I have that were written to me by my grandfather in the years before he passed away. 
    
 For this card you will need: 

 
 
 Trim down your off white cardstock to 4" x 5.25". This well give you a nice border around the panel.


Next take the fountain pen and ink bottle stamps and ink them up with black pigment ink. You may want to stamp them several times to get more vivid images. Cover them with clear embossing powder and set with your heat tool.


     
     Create masks for the pen and ink bottle. I used a sheet of notebook paper and covered the back with repositionable adhesive. Cover your pen and ink bottle with the masks.


  
    Since the letter stamp is going to extend along the entire length of the off white panel you will need to cover the closing of the letter with low tack tape while you ink the stamp up with your black ink. After inking remove the tape.


     Move your stamp down so that it will not overlap the first stamped image but will extend to the bottom of the off white panel. You will cover the opening of the letter with low tack tape (unless you are better at precision inking than me in which case you can omit the tape all together) and ink your stamp with black ink. Remove the tape and stamp.



     After removing the masks,  your card should look like this.
I love how the pen and ink are sitting over the letter.



     Go along the edges of the card to create a aged, distressed look.


     Using red ink stamp one of the hearts from the Hearty Doodles stamp set onto the upper left corner of the panel.


     Layer the panel onto a black A2 card base and you're done.
I think that this would be a perfect masculine card.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. I hope that it will inspire you!
~Samantha



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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and I love your inspiration story behind this card. Cherished memories fir sure. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful story Samantha, thank you for sharing some of you with us!

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  3. This is so very beautiful and I love your inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!
    Kim

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