Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2, Day 9 & Writer's World Wednesday - Acknowledgements

I needed to make a card to thank another writer who helped critique my upcoming novella.  Vickie is an established author who just finished one book series and is starting on another.  In spite of her deadlines, she took time to read and edit my story.  Such an act of selflessness should be acknowledged.  I used the stamp and twist then add sharpie marker outlines method shown in Stretch Your Stamps 2, Day 9

I am in LOVE with this technique.  I've stopped using my glossy paper for several reasons, but this technique needs that slick surface to do the twisting.  I'll be using this idea over and over again because it gives a hand-painted look without the work.

All the stamps used in today's card are CTMH and every single one is retired.  On top of that, I cut several of the stamps apart to use them the way I wanted instead of the way they came.  The inks, also CTMH, are current except for Tulip.

Here's the supply list:
  • Stamps: Floral Happiness (flowers), Endless Friendship (leaves), Happiness Held (sentiment)
  • Ink: Hollyhock, Tulip, and Topiary
  • Markers: Copic YG61, Black Sharpie
I chose this sentiment because it perfectly reflects how I feel about those who have helped my in this writing journey.  My happiness is just the start.  It's when I share it by thanking those who have helped me and then following their lead by helping others that happiness blooms into its full beauty.  Thanks, Vickie, for making me a better writer and a better person through your example.

Until next time,


  1. I absolutely love how the script matches the sketching. It makes the sentiment look as hand done as the rest of the card.

  2. Amazing! You did such a great job with the hand sketched details!

  3. Beautiful card! I am a freelance author who enjoys writing, too. Anything I can do to help, just let me know. I'm excited to read your novella!

  4. O wow! You nailed this technique - your card is absolutely beautiful.

  5. I just love the deep colors and the sentiment - you did an awesome job!!

  6. Wonderful card! Just love the way the sentiment pulls the card together!


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