The design on this card is from a LaBlanche Stamp which I purchased from Joan's Gardens. I had never heard of LaBlanche stamps and assumed it was going to be a wood mounted stamp. I was wrong.......it is white and made of silicone. I didn't have a lot of success with the first two tries, but I was able to get just the right help I needed after I contacted Joan at Joan's Gardens and also Selma from Selma's Stamping Corner. I believe Joan's sale on LaBlanche stamps is still going on if you want to check them out.
To use this stamp I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Glossy Paper and then colored with Copic markers and got good results. I had tried stamping the image on a smooth card stock but the detail of the stamp was not nearly as good. I just noticed that the picture makes it look as though I didn't center the image on the dark green layer very well. Actually I believe it is the angle which gives that appearance since I was very careful when I put it together.
You can see a beautiful card that Selma made with this same image on her web site. I pretty much stick to the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch cards so I wasn't able to accomplish the same presentation but I hope the recipient will enjoy it. One of my husband's card-playing partners is in the hospital so we are sending it to him.
(NOTE: The price of Copic markers is going up again so if you are needing any contact me soon before I need to increase my price as well.)
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