Friday, August 2, 2013

Heartfelt Sympathy

Fortunately, I don't need a sympathy card right now but it's good to know that I have it just in case.  Plus the Paper Players Challenge #156 and the colors in the Sunday Stamps Challenge #55 seemed to be a perfect match and worked well for this card.

I chose Bermuda Bay card stock for the card base.  A piece of Very Vanilla card stock was embossed using the Big Shot and the Framed Tulips embossing folder and added to the card.  I matted a piece of Venetian Romance designer paper with more Bermuda Bay card stock and attached it to the card.  The image from the Simply Sketched stamp set was stamped on Watercolor paper using black StazOn ink.  I colored it with a Blender Pen 
and Wisteria Wonder and Soft Suede inks.  I rounded the corners of the image layer and the Bermuda Bay mat.  Before adding this to the card with Dimensionals, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Soft Suede ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the right placement.  After the image was attached to the card, Pearls were added to the center of the flower and on the designer paper.  An easy card to put together which is a good thing because I am cutting it very close with the Paper Players challenge.  I was determined to finish this because I really liked this sketch.  Thanks for dropping in.  I hope you enjoy your weekend.  We're having some beautiful weather in the Northeast; so happy that humidity is gone (at least for now).

Stampin' Up Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Simply Sketched (w-#129669/c-#129672 - hostess only)
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406); Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad (#122936); Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (#115657)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Bermuda Bay Card Stock (#131197); Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Watercolor Paper (#122959); Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper (#130144)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); 3/16" Corner Punch (#119867); Framed Tulip Embossing Folder (#121809); Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049); Blender Pens (#102845)
The Finishing Touches:  Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)



LeAnne said...

Love this watercolored design...such a soothing image and perfect for a sympathy card! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players sketch this week! You know I always love seeing what you create!

Anne Marie Hile said...

So pretty, Patti! I love the soft colors and the textured frame really adds a great pop to the design. The pearls truly re the perfect touch. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Hayley Kew said...

Very pretty card Patti, those colours worked so well :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps, please come back and join us again soon!!!

OttawaMom said...

Lovely sympathy card. Great job on the watercoloured image. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Joan said...

Beautiful card, Patti. It's always good to have some sympathy cards on hand. You've combined these challenges wonderfully. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

Kathya said...

Love the different shade of blue, Bermuda Bay that you chose for this color combo. Very pretty card. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Hofkissed said...

Very pretty! The embossing folder really adds something special to this card. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!