Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Windmill for My Daddy

Hello! Today, I'm sharing the Father's Day card that I made for my 88-year-old Daddy. I wanted to make sure that I had plenty of time to make it extra nice for him. I purchased this PSX Windmill stamp on Ebay and it had never been inked before. As a PSX stamp, it is retired but also very rare and hard-to-find, so I was thrilled to find it on Ebay. I envisioned giving the card a Netherland's blue-Delft feel and as best as I had it visually in my mind, it didn't quite turn out as planned (isn't that usually the case?). I tried not to make it too feminine and in lieu of a bow, I just tacked a polka-dotted sheer ribbon at the base of the image to define the bottom of the border around the image a little more. Below, is a close-up of the image coloring:

Below, is the card interior with coordinating papers and design. I confess, that the pearly embelishment is to cover up a little crooked sewing on the top of the sentiment panel. The paper slipped as I was sewing and I was not going to start over, lol. Ah, the secrets of a cardmaker.

Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: PSX Windmill, Taylored Expressions "Shade Tree Sentiments"
Paper: Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection- Burleigh Blue, ColorMates Dark Tanzanite Blue, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: EK Success Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives
Copic Sketch Markers: R14 Light Route, R59 Cardinal, B14 Light Blue, B24 Sky, B29 Ultramarine, B32 Pale Blue, B41 Powder Blue, YR21 Cream, G21 Lime Green, G28 Ocean Green, G40 Dim Green, G94 Grayish Olive, YG67 Moss, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E31 Brick Beige, E34 Orientale, 0 Colorless Blender
Embellishment: Michael's 3/8" Polka-Dotted Shear Ribbon, Prima Adhesive Pearls
Techniques: Stamping, Machine Stitching, Copic Coloring

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1 comment:

L.Wilson said...

So peaceful. I really love the little detail of how you made the clouds reflect in the water.