With Gratitude

In the Methodist religion ministers are moved from time to time. This is what happened last month in the church where I am a member. We were blessed to have Pastor Charlie who came to us from Belfast, Northern Ireland, for almost 5 years. The day it was announced in church that he would be moving I cried. I wasn’t the only one. When I left church that Sunday I thought how I hated that ministers are moved in the Methodist religion. But then I thought if it weren’t for this we never would have had him at our church. It is the second time in my Methodist life that a minister has had such an impact on me. Because of scheduled vacations (yes, two of them) I really never had a chance to say good bye.  This is the card I made for him.

Do you have someone who has touched your life in a special way? This is the perfect stamp set to let them know. It is such easy water coloring using an Aquapainter. The only hard part of the card was choosing what color mat to use. I switched from Pool Party to Lemon Lime Twist about 10 times before finally picking one. The sentiment is heat embossed in black on Vellum paper.

Adhering Vellum:

The trick to attaching vellum without adhesive showing is to put some Tombo glue on a piece of window sheet or a piece of of the cello wrap that so many of the Stampin’ Up products come in. Then dab a sponge in it so that you don’t have gobs of glue but rather a sticky sponge. Then just dab the back of the vellum with it.


When water coloring you can use reinkers or press the ink pad together in a closed position transferring ink to the lid and use that. Don’t ever brush your Aquapainter against the ink pad.

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  1. Tangela Nicole Brown says:

    Beautiful card! And thank you for the great tips!

    • Beth says:

      Thanks Tangela. The tip about adhering vellum is one I wish I had known a long time ago. It really works great.

  2. Carol Loehr says:

    Your cards are so beautiful you are truly an artist!

  3. Debi says:

    Beautiful card. I know he loved it.

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