Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thanks So Much Ombre Stamping Card

I had difficulty in creating a card this week. All I know is I want to make a tribute card to our dog, Speeder, who passed away last Wednesday. Whew! I am still saddened knowing he is not here anymore. We all miss him a lot but we also have to accept that he is in a happier place now. Ooops! I am getting teary eyed again.

I was going to use a dog stamp but I made a card before using that stamp with him as an inspiration (Dog Scene Card.) I don't want to ruin that happy memory. So, I created a card with a sentiment that I want to send to Speeder, wherever he is.

I am determined to use the coffee cup stamp and the ombre stamping technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire (Ombre Stamping.) Come to think of it, most of the techniques I try I learned from watching her videos. I wanted to stack the cups or have them overlap each other, and/or fuzzy cut it. None of it was working for me. I ended up stamping a cup side by side, no overlapping. I use the colors in the photo inspiration for the cups. I have to use a stamp positioner to ensure that I am stamping at the correct spot. I know it is a fairly sized solid stamp, but sometimes I am not accurate when re-stamping.

I die cut a heart per cup. The cups are heat embossed using clear powder. I applied Wink of Stella on the hearts then Glossy Accents. I die cut the flowers using pink vellum. I decided to resurrect my flocking powder. After applying a tiny dot of Glossy Accents to the middle of the flower, I poured flocking powder on top of it. I set this aside to dry then adhered with clear dimensional tape.

The background of the stamp was created using Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I spritz and splatter some Tea colored spray mists. The heart is glued straight on to the note card. I foam mounted the background with the stamped coffee cups to the card base.

And as for the sentiment, it is just how I feel like telling Speeder, "Thanks so much for all the happy memories. We wish you could have stayed with us longer but I know there is a reason why you came to us and why you had to go. We miss you. And we love you." I am getting teary eyed again, so I will stop my entry here.

Thanks for viewing my blog.

Maria Giselle B.

Stamp: Paper Smooches Chit Chat, Cyber Cafe, Sentiment Sampler
Die: Paper Smooches Hearts, Pocket
Ink: Tim Holtz  Pumice Stone, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Versamark

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Inspiration Photo


  1. I am so sorry about the loss of your pup. :(

    But... your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the ombre technique and your lovely coffee cups. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Smooches Sparks!

  2. So sorry about your pup. You card is lovely...I love the heart mugs. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week in the Tag It! Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)