Love is..Posted: May 10, 2015
Although not designed as a Mother’s day card this one featuring the well known passage from 1 Corinthians 13 would be perfect to give my Mother as she has modeled the characteristics listed in this passage throughout her life. It could also work for a wedding or a special friend.
This panel was a very experimental one. I stamped the verse stamp from ‘Love Chapter’ in clear powder on cold pressed watercolour paper. I was aiming for an incomplete impression so I wiped off a bit of versamark before I stamped. I set aside the embossed panel while I worked on another panel using a single stamp but many distress stains. Each time I reinked the stamp I wiped the distress stain off on a baby wipe. The baby wipe ended up being quite saturated with pinks, yellows and greens but in quite a pretty, not muddy way. I lay the stained wipe over my embossed panel then soaked it with water so the colours transferred to the paper.
The large flower stamp is from the transparent set ‘To You’. I inked it with red, orange and pink stains, spritzed it with water then stamped over the embossing. Before it could dry I used a damp brush to draw the colours into the petals.
I hope you are having a happy Mother’s day. I am feeling well fed and well loved by my sweet family.
Stamps: Love Chapter, To You (PB)
Inks: Forest Moss, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries Distress Stains(Ranger) & Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% Cotton cold pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Avon Brilliant white, Burgandy cardstock
Also: Clear embossing powder