Wednesday, March 9, 2011

from the heart

Sadly, two of my closest friends have lost members of their families this month. I'm off to the funeral home again tomorrow, and made this card last night for the family.

I must be in crumb cake mode, as I can't seem to get enough of it lately. Today's card is one of my favorite silhouette stamps from Unity. I colored the stamp directly using water-based markers, spritzed the stamp w water, and stamped the ivory card stock, then double matted it. The flowers are made w a base coat of the lightest color, then thumped with the medium color, and I added touches of the darkest color to their edges. Stems are Old Olive, sentiment's Crumb Cake. The stamped image is double matted and popped up.

Speaking of sentiments, don't you just love that font?! I do, and decided it was one I needed to add to my collection. Should that happen to you, you can upload an image to the kind folkes at MyFonts at their What The Font page and it will return suggestions of matching fonts. If their software can't match the font, you can test their specialists to see if they can figure out what font you've uploaded. Or stroll through the "solved" cases to find some cool fonts. I clip a photo of the font I want to match, upload it, then use google to find the font + "free." Easy peasy. This one turned out to be the Zapfino font, and alas, wasn't available for free ... at least from what I could find today!

stamps: SU's Holidays & Wishes, Unity's Feel the Joy; paper: A1's Neenah Natural White, SU's Crumb Cake and Old Olive card stocks; inks: CTMH's Cranberry, SU's Crumb Cake, Dusty Durango, Old Olive, and Ruby Red markers; accessories: SU's Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon

1 comment:

Claudia said...

Sue - this is a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the font.