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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blooming with Kindness Greeting Card Holder

I made one Blooming with Kindness card on Saturday and I was ready to file it when I had gotten several emails asking me about the chalking technique I used.  So I decided to make 3 more cards and the Greeting Card Holder to go with them and then tell you how I did the chalking.

I stamped the image using VersaMark and sponged the chalks on.  I did not smudge the colors in, I actually had a dauber and tapped on top of the paper to get the color on.  I started with Pink Pirouette in the center, around that I added Pretty in Pink and the outer edge is Regal Rose. Then I came back with some Daffodil Delight.  I added that to the very center and then inside the flower around the area where the Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose met.  Be sure to tap straight down.  It keeps the color from smudging.  Now if you want the flower to be even cleaner you can wipe it with your finger.  Wipe inward and clean your finger off each time.  You can also take a pencil eraser.  A nice pointed one or a brand new one with sharp edges.  

I love making these card holders.  They make great gifts and they sell well for me at craft fairs.  Who wouldn't love a set of 4 cards and envelopes in a matching holder?  The Greeting Card Holder can be purchased here.

You can see another card holder I made here.  Decorative papers were used on the outside.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Kerry Joy said...

Thank you so much for clarifying your technique. It is a very lovely and creative artistic expression.

C.Good said...

Love the card and thanks for sharing on how to do the coloring. Going to try one myself.