Finally, the Paisley card!

I hope you all are having a good Tuesday. Please, remember those suffering under the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. I cannot imagine the mess that will be left behind when this is over, which will probably be later this week. Certainly it is an event we hope will not be repeated.

My much delayed posting of this card may finally happen today.

I began the card by Random stamping in Versamark ink some of the images from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set. Copper Emboss Powder and heat setting completed the basic design. The embossing acts as a resist for the ink, so you can just go right over your embossed designs and they will not accept the ink.

The next step involved sponging So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Marina Mist in a sort of rainbow style, completely covering the panel.front

From the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set, I stamped the sentiment in Marina Mist on a scrap of Very Vanilla. Using the So Saffron sponge from the previous sponging, I did not re-ink it, but rubbed it lightly over the sentiment to reduce the ‘clean’ look of the Very Vanilla. It just looked too stark against the multi-hued background before I sponged it.

Using the Pretty Label punch I punched out the sentiment as well as an identical punch from the Copper Foil Sheets. The copper one I cut in half vertically, then taped it to a small piece of the Copper Foil Sheets to add some length. I wanted a foil background for my sentiment and this seemed the best way to achieve that. The top and bottom of the foil mat are cut nearly even with the sentiment.

Also from the Copper Foil Sheets I die cut one paisley piece using the Paisley Framelits. This was liquid glued directly to the card front. The Sentiment label was then adhered over it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

front detail

On the inside, to carry the rainbow hues on through, I used three of the Paisleys and Posies stamps and just used two colors for each of the stamps. I think that is an acceptable look without being very time consuming. I simply inked part of the stamp on the stamp pad, then inked the rest on a different stamp pad, using the same colors as on the front.

The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set. This card is for someone undergoing chemotherapy and I thought this scripture to be appropriate. I stamped it in Marina Mist, then liquid glued the panel into the Marina Mist card base. That finished the inside.


As of this moment there isn’t an envelope for this card. I plan to use a couple of the Paisley stamps on the front and do some rainbow sponging on the flap. Perhaps, if time allows, I will also heat emboss some paisleys on the flap in copper

Thought for today:

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Card Cuts: Marina Mist: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″; Very Vanilla: front panel 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, inside panel 4″ x 5-1/4″, sentiment label 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″; Copper Foil Sheets: 1-1/4″ x 5″

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