Monday, July 7, 2014

Fountain Pen Lover Birthday Card

Many of you know that I have a love of fountain pens, and use them to write to many pen pals.  I found out this week that one of my newest pen pals is celebrating a birthday this week, one day after mine.  I decided I wanted to make her a fountain pen themed card and had a fun time sorting through my stamps to come up with this card!

Supplies:
Stamps: Scrappy Happiness, Hero Arts, Picture Show
Ink: Archival Inks, Distress Markers
Paper: Gina K Designs
Misc.: Simon Says Stamp Curve Die, White Gel Pen, Spritzer Tool

I love when I can sift through my large collection of stamps and put various companies together on one card.

As a lover of fountain pens, I am accustom to random splatters of ink drops, and think it was a fun addition to the card.  I love the handwritten look of the sentiment by Scrappy Happiness.

I have a new fountain pen on my table today.  An early birthday gift to myself!  It is a Namiki Falcon that I have been wanting for a while, and hope to use it for some flex writing.  It is my first gold-nibbed pen, so it is rather exciting for me.

Wishing Emma a very Happy Birthday!

Until next time!


6 comments:

Kristie W. said...

Very creative card, Winnie! I always enjoy when I can mix and match various company stamps too. I think the ink splotches are perfect!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I adore fountain pens too (we are so much alike), and ink splatters are something I totally "get". This card is awesome.and your friend will be thrilled. Happy birthday - and may your inkwell never run dry. LOL

MiamiKel said...

What a charming and creative card! It will be treasured, I'm sure! Super idea :)

Emily Cayford said...

I'm so lucky!!!! I have it propped up on my test where I can see it while I work on making you one in return! Thank you so much!!!!!!!

Marcy said...

What a fun card Winnie and I love the theme you chose for your friend! Hope you had a nice 4th of July and a fantastic weekend! :)

inlovewithjournals said...

Congratulations on the Namiki! And happy belated birthday!

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