Thursday, November 25, 2010

With Sympathy- Nature Silhouettes

Hi Stampers!

I needed to create a sympathy card for close friends of ours.    I decided to use the colors from this week’s ColourQ Challenge #CQC60 (http://colourq.blogspot.com ) along with the sketch from this week’s Paper Players PP25 Challenge (http://www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com ).  When you get a chance, check out their sites to see the wonderful samples created by the Design Teams and the other entries. 

To create this card:

Using the masking technique, mask off the moon/sun area and apply More Mustard and Cherry Cobbler to the sky area with Sponge Daubers.  Apply Soft Suede to the ground area and de-static the card with the Embossing Buddy.

Ink the tree stamp from Nature Silhouettes first in Versamark, then with Early Espresso- stamp onto the inked piece of Very Vanilla create in the above step.  Heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder (EP)- allow this to cool for a few minutes, de-static the card again and using the same steps, stamp and emboss the deer image.

Line up the 2½” XL Circle Punch and punch out the image (or use a Circle Cutter).  Layer the stamped image onto Soft Suede and Very Vanilla circles.  Sponge the edges of the Very Vanilla circle with Early Espresso. 
Using the Rock-n-Roll technique, stamp the leaves from French Foliage in More Mustard, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Trim close to the edges and sponge with Early Espresso.

Using the Tearing Edge, tear a piece of More Mustard Designer Series Paper (from a retired hostess pack) and distress the paper by scrunching, crumpling and sponging with Early Espresso ink.

Attach this to an embossed piece of Soft Suede.  Stamp the sentiment and use the Curly XL Punch.  Attach this to the card and layer 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon over the seam.  Attach the previously stamped leaves and use a Vintage Brad to cover the center of the leaves. 

Spritz the entire card with the Color Spritzer Tool and a Soft Sueded SU! Marker.

Stamp Sets:  Nature Silhouettes, French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, More Mustard DSP (retired hostess pack)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press EF, Circle Scissors Plus, 2 ½” XL Circle and Curly Label XL Punch, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Clear EP, Sponge Daubers, SU! Soft Suede Marker, Color Spritzer Tool, Tearing Edge, Vintage Brad, 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon.

Thanks again for visiting - I hope all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!

6 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Julie, this is so lovely and serene. I am sure that it will give the recipient peace and comfort.

Anne Marie said...

Very pretty, Julie! Love the fall colors and the beautiful details you added. It has such a peaceful look which suits the image so well. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players! :)

Nance said...

What a gorgeous card Julie! And perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players!

jaydee said...

Julie, what a wonderfully serene image. There are so many details on this card that I keep looking at it to make sure I didn't miss anything. Lovely sympathy card.
Thank you for joining the Paper Players again this week.
Jaydee

Christina said...

This has so much beautiful detail! I love the textured paper and the warmth that these colors bring to a sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ this week!

Crystal said...

Sooo nice! Love all the distressing! tfs

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