Saturday, October 3, 2015

JUGS313 Love & Sympathy


Hi Friends!!

Woohoo!  Another fun announcement!!  I am so excited to be the October Guest Designer for Just Us Girls!   I just love their weekly challenges as well as their wonderful Design Team – what an honor to join them this month!

Challenge #313 is Word Week and the word for this week is “Sympathy”.  

While it is a difficult and sorrowful time when a loved one passes away, I know that receiving a heartfelt sympathy card helps to ease the pain and allows those who are suffering to know that you truly care.

I hope you will have a chance to check out the rest of the Just Us Girls Design Team projects and create a sympathy card to have on hand in time of need. 

For this card, I also incorporated the Splitcoaststampers’ SC558 Sketch Challenge, CC542 Color Challenge (skipped the "dessert" although I accidentally pulled out the Blackberry Bliss marker before I realized it but then added Elegant Eggplant - oops!) and TLC552 "Floral Frenzy" Challenge.




To create this card:

Ink the background stamp, Corner Garden as well as the sentiment from the retired Love & Sympathy stamp set using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Using Stampin’ Write Markers along with an AquaPainter™  (I scribble the marker onto a craft mat or acrylic block and pick up the ink with the water brush), color the flowers and leaves.

Add additional color with the markers direct to the images and follow with the AquaPainter™ to soften the edges.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Circle Collection Framelits™ to cut out the corner with the sentiment.

Also cut the corner with the same circle from a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock.

Trim the Corner Garden image and mount onto Cajun Craze cardstock, trim again and mount onto Elegant Eggplant cardstock.

Add the sentiment to the corner (mounted onto the curved piece of Cajun Craze cardstock) and mount onto the Whisper White card base.

Create a loose mask from scrap paper and use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Stampin’ Write Cajun Craze marker to add a bit of interest to the background.

To finish off the card- adhere the two strings of Pearls to corner area and use the White Gel Pen to add highlights to the flower centers.

Stamp Sets:  Corner Garden, Love & Sympathy (retired)

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink; Stampin’ Write Markers- Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand; White Gel Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: Big Shot™, Circle Collection Framelits™, AquaPainter™, retired Color Spritzer Tool, Pearls


Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have a great week and come play along with us at Just Us Girls !

6 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fabulous! I love that image, and your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this month~

Chris D. said...

Wow Julie, you started your GDing out with a bang! What a gorgeous card! Your coloring on those flowers is fantastic. So glad that you are joining us this month at Just Us Girls!

Ina G said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Stunning design and colours. So happy to have you as our Guest this month.

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Gorgeous card! Your flower arrangement is lovely as is the wonderful colors. We are so happy to have you with us this month as Just Us Girls!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The flowers are colored beautifully with so much depth. Love the spritzing on the background. Such a beautiful sympathy card. I'm so glad you are joining us this month as our Guest Designer!

Nancy said...

Julie, We are thrilled to have you with us for the month too! This card is stunning and I love how you bordered the sentiment with all of those pearls along with those gorgeous flowers! Way to start off the month and can't wait to see the rest of your cards!

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