Sunday, April 14, 2019

Next Open Stamping technique

I'm using the stamp of the month for April for the Open Stamping on 4/28.  This will be the last one before I travel up to Minnesota.  I'm hoping to see my friends one more time before I go!  

I stamped and heat embossed on vellum for the butterflies.  Then I colored them with the Shin Han (alcohol) markers and cut them out.  They were adhered to the card front with just a sliver of tape adhesive under the center of the body so that the wings could be lifted.  The stamp set also had a nifty, small diagonal stripe border that I stamped in three different colors.  I added a small twine to cover up the small gap between the Blossom and Sugarplum borders.  The thanks is also in the same stamp set and I used Bluebird, but will use Carolina next time since it's just a little softer.  

Hope you like it!  

We were in a death-watch for several weeks and finally went to the funeral (Steve performed with the Bishop of New Hampshire).  It was a very close friend of Steve's (50+ years) and his family was there.  I feel so close to his widow, Susanne.  She is one of those people who make you feel instantly loved.  Our time together this visit was short, but we packed in a lot of story telling and as much laughter as possible.  

As always, it's good to be home.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Sharli. Love the delicate and pretty butterflies. The peek of color is so lovely. I hope you get to see all your friends before you head up to Minnesota. I am so sorry for the loss you and your husband are going through. So difficult, even if it is a part of life. Grateful you can be there for his widow. Gentle hugs to you all!