Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Soft Blush Sympathy Card

I finally took some time to stamp for myself!  Hooray I have a card to share!

On Friday, after work, I stopped at my favorite stamp store and picked up a new set of JustRite stamps.  I hoped some new stamps would get me inspired to stamp!  I've been doing a lot of creating but mostly paper crafting or mixed media without stamping.  It's time I got back to it!
This card went together fairly quickly once I decided on papers and ink.  (I wish the project I worked on all yesterday afternoon had gone as well.....) 

When I bought the new stamps I also picked up a few 6 x 6" papers by Authentique.  Love these new papers created just for card makers......all small prints, all 6 x 6" 2-sided papers.  These 2 soft peachy papers seemed perfect for a sympathy card.  Unfortunately, I've needed a number of those lately.

Authentique Papers - Series One "Blush"
Want2Scrap - Baby Le Creme Pearls
Bazzill Card Base
Ranger Slate ink
Copic E04
White Cardstock

I stamped the frame first with Slate ink.  I was surprised how well this color coordinated with the papers!  Next, I aligned  Spellbinders Label Eighteen #5 around the stamped frame and taped it in place.  Then I placed the Classic Ovals #3 over the opening in the stamped frame, again taping it place.  I cut and embossed it.  I sanded the edges lightly to reveal the white core of the paper.
I stamped the verse on a scrap of white cardstock using Slate ink.  I simply trimmed the edges with a scissors to fit behind the frame and adhered it in place.
Next I cut the background printed paper with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five #5.  This is a new set from Spellbinders just released at CHA!  I like how well it layers with Labels Eighteen!  Again, I sanded the edges.  The white edge really adds interest and dimension!  It needed a little something at the top and bottom so I stamped the scrolls. I really like that JustRite included this scroll with a matching reverse image!  To get the placement I wanted, I laid the stamps on the frame just how I wanted them to stamp.  Then I carefully pressed an acrylic block onto the stamps.  Voila!!!  The stamps are aligned and ready to stamp.  I just needed to get them straight when I stamped them.  That's easy to do with clear stamps!  I added a few Want2Scrap pearls to the scrolls.  These I colored with Copic E04 to coordinate with the papers.

The card base is 3 1/2 x 6 1/4".  I stamped the same scrolls at each corner only aligned differetly.  I also stamped them off once before stamping on the card for a very soft color.

The verse with frame is mounted with foam tape.  I added pearls to the corners and on the sides. I stamped one of the verses from this same set on the inside. 

I think I'll make a few more of these out of different colors.  Then I'll have some on hand. 

Thank you for visiting!

Happy Creating!


Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Beautiful Judy! Love your cards. hugs

Mary Jo said...

Judy I love what you did with the stamp set and the papers. This helps give me some ideas :). Hope you are having fun creating on your holiday weekend.

Kathy Sheely said...

This is so pretty Judy! The stamps and Spellbinders work together beautifully and that paper is PERFECT!

Margie H said...

Such a wonderful card...although not a fun theme, they do touch people's hearts when they are in pain. Anyone receiving this will be comforted by your sweet design, Judy :)

Totally missed these colors by Authentique as they are my FAVORITE manuf. Very inspiring, my friend! xo