Friday, May 19, 2017

Fake Watercoloring with Stamps!

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a post on another version of using Concord & 9th Stamp set. 
You can see my 1st version here and 2nd version here.

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It is hard for me not to use all of the images in one stamp set, especially a matching/layering one. 
I really wanted to highlight the watercolor image (the bottom one). In order to do that, I used all of the stamps except the the top and center butterflies.

Disclaimer: the title of this post may be misleading, but there is NO technique involved in faking the watercoloring with stamps in my card.

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This card is 100% stamped and is a one layer!

 I am normally not a tool/gadget person. I'd rather save the money for stamp and dies. But when I saw this tool for spreading embossing paste, I thought I should give it a try. See those tiny dots
I used Altenew's Halftone Stencil and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

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Using a plastic card or spatula would work, of course, but the Dina Wakeley Media Tool
makes it really easy to control the tiny amount of paste/mousse. If you find yourself struggling to spread the paste/mousse in a more controllable way, this tool is a must.

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Here are the May release from Concord &9th.
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I am on a slower pace in making posts here since I am supposed to write thank-you cards to friends and relatives who attended  my mother-in-law's funeral. We have relocated my father-in-law to a nice nearby retirement home, so we can visit him regularly (versus 6-hour away!). We are happy that he is settling well and with his dementia, the passing of my mother-in-law doesn't affect him as much. It is a blessing in disguise, as we like to say.

Here is my 90-year old Father-in-law in the new place with Dr. John and David.
 Hope you have a great weekend.
 Thank you for stopping by!

21 comments:

LauraJane:) said...

This is a FRESH and lovely card Virginia! Love the hint of texture in those tiny dots:)
Good to hear that your FIL is settling into his new place of living. Tis always best to look for the good in seemingly bad circumstances. It makes for a more joyful life, Hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

OH my Dear Virginia,
You and the family have been going through so much lately.
Thank you for the update. I do hope the transition goes smoothly...
Your card is beautiful. I really like the contrast between the "romantic" butterflies and the contemporary font of the sentiment ;-)

Big Hugs~

Dotty Jo x said...

Beautiful card! Jo x

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love the card. Those butterflies turned out beautifully! I remember heing my grandparents move into different homes several times. I hope this one works really well for him,and I am glad he is going to be a lot closer to you! What a blessing to have his wifes's death not affect him too much due to dementia. 3 of 4 of my grandparents had dementia/alzheimer's, what a tough thing! Thanks for sharing your cards throughout this tough time.

Karen L K said...

Such a pretty card! The colors are so nice! What a nice photo of your family. I hope things continue to go well with your father-in-law living in his new place.

Cindy C. said...

Fake or not I really enjoy this card!! :) Love how you used the stamp set.

Barb Ghig said...

GORGEOUS one layer card, Virginia! I love how you added so much texture and dimension with your stenciling and mousse...WOW!
Thanks for sharing this lovely generation photo of 'the boys'! Your FIL looks like a sweet man...God bless him!

Dawn Turley said...

So pretty Virginia. Thankful that your Father-in-law has settled so well.

Lynn said...

Love your card and am so thankful your father-in-law is doing okay Virginia. Such a sweet photo. xoxo

Karen B. said...

Sigh. Just so beautiful.

conil said...

Loving those butterflies. Of course, you are a master stamper and everything you do is lovely. Thanks for the heads up on the Dina Wakely tool, by the way.
It's wonderful that your Father-in-law can be closer now. Sounds like it makes it easier on all those concerned. That is a wonderful photo of him, Dr. John and David.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is gorgeous and I really like that it is a one layer type. Beautiful colors too!

Missy Pink said...

Stunning and so beautiful, classy and course so pretty. Virginia I simply adore your work as you may already know. Sorry to hear your family news and sorry to hear about your loss and hope your father in law is settled in well in his new residential home and near his beautiful family. Hugs x

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Virginia, that is one pretty card!
A beautiful photo of the 3 generations of men in your family. Sometimes dementia is a blessing, sad as this sounds. Happy to hear your FIL will be closer to you and your family!

Harriet said...

I think your butterflies look ethereal....soft and beautiful. I especially like the sequins ... excellent touch. David's big smile..so nice. I hope your f-i-l does well. You, Dr. John, your kids...having him close will be a mind saver. Enjoy your visits.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful butterfly card, Virginia, and I love the photo of the three generations!!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty stamping.

Pat Hoban said...

Gorgeous! Love this card! So nice that your father-in-law is going to be closer to you. Hope it works out for him.

Lisa Elton said...

This is delicate and lovely Virginia! So happy to know your FIL will be close by now. I'm sure it's a comfort to your family.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterflies and colors!
Glad your father in law will be closer. So much easier for you check in on him often!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Soooo pretty, love these butterflies and the Nuvo mousse is a perfect little detail.