Letters Mingle Souls

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made for another Hope You Can Cling To Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge was “Let’s Lick This Thing” and make a card with a mail theme.  I chose to play with the Letters Mingle Souls stamp set from Impression Obsession

KC Impression Obsession Letters Mingle Souls 1 right
I brayered the inside front of the embossing folder ( Belleek Inspired technique) with old paper ink to create a soft patterned background. I stamped the letter image three times and the pen two with versa and heat embossed using gold embossing powder. I wanted to paper piece the images to create dimension.

KC Impression Obsession Letters Mingle Souls 1 center

I wanted this to look aged so I painted parts of the images with light pink ink and then painted over lightly with old paper ink.  I cut the images out and pieced them together and attached them with mounting tape on the card base.  I finished with the soft pink multi loop bow that I heated with the heat gun to shrivel and age the ribbon.  For some reason I have a very hard time photographing gold embossing so these pictures do not show how pretty this is in person. 

KC Impression Obsession Letters Mingle Souls 1 left

OK.  So here’s a question for you.  How many of you are old enough to remember fountain pens?  Oh…and the inky messes they made on your fingers or paper when they leaked?LOL! 

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

image description  Speedball, 4Sizzix, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Corners & Lattice Set    Glue Dots, 3/8VersaMark InkpadDistress Ink Pad, Spun SugarRanger - Super Fine 1oz. Embossing Powder, GoldATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider  High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkHeat It Craft Tool

Stamps: Impression Obsession Letters Mingle Souls Paper: Vanilla Ink: Distress Ink  Spun Sugar, Old Paper    Accessories: Sizzix Corners and Lattice Set , Versa , Gold Embossing Powder , Organdy Ribbon, Mounting Tape , Glue Dots , Brayer , Snips, ATG, Big Shot, Heat Gun

15 thoughts on “Letters Mingle Souls”

  1. Beautiful card Kittie! Love the antique look.
    I do remember fountain pens…used them alot during high school. Also remember all the papers I had to do over because of all the leaks!!!!

  2. Stunning! I absolutely love that embossing folder, and you had inspired me to purchase it some time ago! I must pick up some of that “Old paper” ink, too. *snicker*snicker* Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!
    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions

  3. I love the look of your card and how you also made the bow looked old to go along with the ‘aged’ look. I do remember fountain pens and my Dad used one – he had the most beautiful penmanship !

  4. I have run out of adjectives as I sit here in awe. You can make anything look beautiful. You inspire us to reach for “purrfection”. We have large snowflakes coming to visit. Thank you again for your inspiration.

  5. How different from yesterdays beautiful window card, but equally stunning! I love the brayering technique and will spend more time practicing this.
    I used fountain pens all through my school years, the ink pot sat in a recess in the desk, remember blotting paper too! lol.

  6. Good afternoon Kittie, Beautiful card. yes, I remember the fountain pens and mess, but look at the beautiful penmanship many people who were taught how to use the pens. Hours were spent on writing and penmanship. Maybe lost with computers. sad. Love your card….beautiful vintage remembrance….hugs and smiles

  7. Simply adorable card…..and yes, believe it or not, I was born in the same County as Belleek…..I am from County Fermanagh but now live in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland…..wonderful that you have experienced Belleek Pottery but as you say it is porcelaine.
    Also, I just happen to be a calligrapher…..used a lot of fountain pens in my time but now I use a broad edged nib and the ‘ink’ goes on the nib with a brush….back to the past as it were….I have these stamps on this card – love what you have done with them….Alesa Baker was one of my first loved stamps and I have a lot of them….I treasure them for their elegance – hence why she calls them Everything Elegant?


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