These are often the most precious cards we make as there is usually some emotion attached to them. I often find these are the cards that I really am most satisfied with when I am finished making them. I think it’s because it’s a warm little piece of ourselves that we can give to the recipient like a nice warm hug that seems to just help with the healing. Here is one I made for two co-workers of Gilbert’s. They are sisters whose father lived in another state. I lived away from my parents too and it kind of makes me miss my dad even more to know that so much of my adult life I missed some very important years with him. I wish my kids would have had him around when they were little. So you see, that feeling goes right into the card.
The image was stamped with Brilliance Champagne ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used a couple of Q-tips and chalked in the soft colors. After chalking I used my own home made smooch as a fixative spray. The smooch just set it off. I don’t know if it shows on the picture but it has a nice soft glittery glow to the entire image. How do you make your own smooch? I’ll leave that for another post real soon, okay?