Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I am on a Relay for Life team this year in memory of my mom, so I wanted to send a special thank you to my donors that featured my mother.
I had a photo of her college portrait (which you can see near the bottom of this post) which I cropped, converted to grayscale and printed several copies out on my B&W laser printer. Then I colored in her image with Copic markers. This gave the lovely vintage look of old time hand-tinted photographs! It also allowed me to match the background and her clothing to my card.
I stamped the background Sage Shadow cardstock with French Flair (both Stampin' Up!) with Versamark and heat embossed with clear detail powder (Ranger). I sponged around the edges with Walnut Stain (Distress Ink - Ranger) and perforated around the edges with my new mat pack (SU)! I cut a slit along the fold of the card and wrapped the cardfront with ribbon. I used my new Tiny Tags stamps and punch (SU) and threaded my little tags with fine hemp which fastened to the ribbon, then I added a bow (thank you Bow-Easy)!
I cut out the hand-tinted photo with a Label Four nestie (Spellbinders) and used the next size up to cut out some brown Core-dinations cardstock. I used the Textile folder (Cuttlebug) to emboss and sanded it while it was still in the folder, then tinted the high points with a Copic marker to match the background. I attached this with dimensionals to the card front.
Can't forget the inside! The ribbon and perforations show on the left, and I stamped a beatiful thank you (Illuminations set - SU) in Rich Cocoa (Memento) on the right.
The photos are not too hot, but the cards are so lovely in real life. The recipients all knew my mother and will find this card with a picture of her when she was young to be a lovely keepsake.
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