Thursday, 4 August 2016

With Sympathy Magnolia Card

I purchased five of EunJi Jung's stamps that she hand carved herself then had copies made.
These stamps are spectacular and EunJi makes the most amazing cards and art. Check her out and just promise not to go and compare mine to hers, ok!!

It is a very different type of stamp in that the material is much heavier and doesn't come with an adhesive back. I still like to use a stamping block and have the real thin ones as spares so used those, just because I like to have a block for holding. Also the stamp themselves do have a bit of a smell to them as I think its the product used. I found that lightens when unpacked and barely noticeable now.

Initially I added some prepositional tape to the back of one of the stamps, then ran out. I then remembered that you can use the Tombo Mono if you put it on then let it dry before using. Had seen this done for sticking masking paper down on cards, so I thought I would try it. Perfect, and after stamping, I then attached the stamp to my storage sheet where it can be removed and used again when needed.

I love flowers and yes I have more than I have used but there is this need/want/compulsion that I have for flower stamps. I have already done this flower once in watercolours but that isn't made into a card yet and if you want to look its on my Instagram account which is called (huh_what_pardon) a name that my family and friends all feel is totally appropriate as due to my deafness I spend a lot of time saying those words as I try to read their lips as they say it, in the hope I will get it right after the millionth time. Of course if everyone in the world signed I wouldn't need to do that. Sorry about all the blah blah lets get back onto the card.

I have stamped with Distress Ink Tattered Rose (like that colour for flowers) and then coloured with Copics. I tried to be light handed and will continue on this. I feel this turned out pretty well and is getting there. The pinks I went with are RV10 RV21 RV23 & RV25 with a bit ofYG01 YG03 &YG17 and a bit of E11 & E33 for the branches then I added some pencil light brown and pink and white. Some cool grey in the centre of the flower and the bud had a bit of brown and YR31 a new colour I have discovered I like.

Of course I needed to add a bit of Wink of Stella but not too much. and I did a bit of C-1 and C-3 around the outline then didnt like that so went back over a few times with the colourless blender and liked it a bit more. Don't you hate those moments when the image is looking just how you want and you think 'I'll just add a wee bit of .....' and its starts turning to yuck before your eyes. Thats how I felt at first but after I finished fiddling with the colourless marker I was happy again.

Finished off this one layer card with a stamped sentiment and one white sparkle gem.

I know I have added my last colouring last night with the watercoloured magnolia on Instagram to the Daily Marker for day 30 but I want to share this one too so I am going to add to challenge

I live in awe of EunJi & her
wondrous style.

Bit glum for girly but well it is a necessity so hope its okay.
Let me know if its not right and I will remove.

Thank you so much for coming to have a look and I hope you come again soon.


  1. Amazing colouring of these gorgeous images Aileen. Love that you have mixed colouring mediums on this card with such great success. xx

  2. Gorgeous card. The coloring of the flowers are just drool worthy.

  3. Absolutely amazing! A great success!!

  4. wow, I agree, this is just stunning!!!! gorgeous looking

  5. Absolutely stunning and wow wow wow xx Your colouring skills are off the scale x Yes sometimes I have to walk away and then look at it the next day and hope that I like it better! Thank you for sharing this eye catching and marvelous card x

  6. This is beautiful and I really like the style. Your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon for our CASE A Card challenge.

  7. Amazing colouring and the card is so elegant and gorgeous.

  8. Wowwww - this is just so stunning. Your coloring is absolutely fantastically done. I can see why you fell in love with that gorgeous stamp!

  9. Beautiful job! Love your review on the stamp. I'm hoping to order mine soon.

  10. Jaw dropping GORGEOUS! Thrilled to see this lovely card in our gallery at JUGS Aileen!

  11. This is just beautiful. Your colouring is amazing, so delicate. Totally adore this card. Cara x

  12. Aileen, this is simply beautiful.
    Fabulous coloring!

  13. Beautiful flower & perfect sympathy card, Aileen!

  14. Gorgeous colouring and beautiful card. LOVE it. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Fabulous Floral Challenge. Gayatri xx


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