Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jubilee Card for Sr. Pat

Sr. Pat is also celebrating her 60th Jubilee. Both my Aunt Laura and Sr. Pat are Joliet Franciscans, a wonderful group of women who have spent their lives in the service of others. I just love this order of sisters.

My card background was made with the Embossing Folder Stamping Technique. After it was dry, I distressed the edges, added a flower, leaves and a paper banner for the St. Francis sentiment, inking the edges.

Here is a photo of the backgrounds. I used the Embossing Folder Stamping tutorial on Heidi Wegman's The Reluctant Blogger who also referenced Splitcoaststampers Audrie Magno-Gordon's tutorial.
My Ranger Adirondack acrylic paint dabbers, Lettuce and Pool, had dried out. However I was able to remove a glob of paint and smear it on the embossing folder. Then I spritzed it with water, inserted white card stock and ran it through my cuttlebug. I repeated the process and made a bunch of backgrounds. Though this technique is a bit messy, you can make lots of backgrounds. Just clean up right away with water, being sure you don't let the paint dry in the embossing folder. I used a Sizzix honeycomb folder.


Hetty said...

That is such a beautiful card, Laura and tha background technique is wonderful. You have some great bckgrounds for more cards. Can't wait to see what you will do with those!!

Margaret Raburn said...

Laura, your card is so pretty! I love that technique and your backgrounds are gorgeous!!