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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Heartland Stamp Set for Masculine Cards

As I age, there seems to be a greater need for sympathy and thinking of you cards. My cousin, David, a couple years older than I am, was recently diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer's where he will lose his ability to speak. He's also finding he has to give up his beloved woodworking because he's more prone to accidents.

Then there's a distant cousin who was diagnosed with bladder cancer, a different form from mine. He had his bladder removed (thankfully, I am now cancer free). Difficult times, probably somewhat scary. Both men know how to lean on God as they walk these challenging paths.

Anyway, I made essentially the same card for both men. And I experimented with this stamp. I think the result looks somewhat like watercolor, but in reality I used my sponge daubers to add the color. It also gives the barn a slightly old and faded look. I realize, however, that I put the embossed piece on backwards, but it still looks good.

Note: it's important to cut the oval from the Smoky Slate card stock before embossing it or you will lose some if not all the texture.

Products Used:
Heartland rubber stamp set (4), W 143889, $23.00; C 143892, $17.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 131202, $8.00
Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad, 140932, $7.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad, 126973, $6.50
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad, 126966, $6.50
Sponge Daubers (5), 133773, $5.00
Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 14308, $10.00
Layering Ovals Framelits (15), 141706, $35.00

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