Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thinking of You

I'm finally beginning to slowly get back into the swing of things. As I've related, my mother passed away in the beginning of June. On June 13th, we received word that my brother, who lived in Thailand, had undergone a series of cardiac arrests. They were able to resuscitate him, but there was extensive brain damage, and he died on June 24th.

The beach (in off season) and the ocean have always soothed my soul, so here's a card using Stampinback's There's Always Time for Friendship rubber stamp sheet and the Quarter Dahlia rubber stamp sheet that are both available at I Brake for Stamps.

The dinghy from the There's Always Time for Friendship rubber stamp sheet was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment from the Quarter Dahlia rubber stamp sheet was stamped in the sky area of the scene.

140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) was die-cut with a Nestabilities die and colored with Copic markers. Clear Media Crackle Glaze (DecoArt) was brushed over the colored die-cut and left to dry. Once dry, Titanium White Antiquing Glaze (DecoArt) was brushed over of the Crackle Glaze, allowed to settle into the cracks and dry. When dry, the Antiquing Glaze was wiped with a damp cloth. The die-cut frame was then brushed with two layers of Media Ultra-Matte Varnish (DecoArt) to seal the piece.

The frame was adhered over the beach scene and the framed beach scene was adhered to a card.

I Brake for Stamps has a great selection of Stampinback stamps as well as a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! Best of all, if you buy something, you can get a 10% discount off of your purchase if you use this code: SAVE10KATHI!

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Sending you so much love and comfort.

  2. Beautiful card and sorry for your loss.

  3. Love your card Kathi, you take care of yourself xx