Friday, March 4, 2011

With Sympathy- One Card, Two Challenges!

Hi Stampers! 
It seems as though I need quite a few sympathy cards lately and I decided to create this card for The Paper Players PP38 Fabric Challenge (see ) and the CCMC140 sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary (see ).
I have not had a chance to order the new set Thanks for Caring yet, so I decided to use My Digital Studio (MDS) again.  One advantage is that you can resize the image and I was able to reduce the size of the sentiment so I could cut the circle with the 1-3/8” Circle Punch.

To make this card:
Emboss the Crumb Cake DSP (from the retired hostess set) with the Finial Press EF, lightly sand with the Sanding Block.  Mount onto Early Espresso cardstock.

Print the image from MDS onto Whisper White Cardstock and punch out with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch.  Sponge Crumb Cake ink to lightly distress the image.  Punch the scallop from Early Espresso Cardstock using the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch. 

Layer the ribbon and lace over the Crumb Cake DSP and mount onto the Marina Mist DSP. 

Add the pearls and bow to finish the card.

Stamp Sets:  MDS- Thanks for Caring
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Printer Ink
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Marina Mist DSP, Crumb Cake DSP (retired Hostess Set)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Finial Press EF, 1 3/8” Circle and 2 3/8” XL Scallop Punch, Pearls, 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, 5/8” Victoria Crochet Trim, Sanding Block
Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed weekend! 


Nance said...

Beautiful card Julie! I'm sorry you've needed so many sympathy cards lately. This beauty is sure to bring some comfort to the recipient. I love the color combination and the sanded BG. The ribbon is delicious! So glad you could join us at The Paper Players this week!

jaydee said...

Fabulous card, Julie. I love the smooth elements mixed with the textured elements. Your use of the lace on the front panel really ties the embossed background together with the front of the card. So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week. I always love to see what you have created.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Julie! I love the texture! The ribbons are gorgeous!

Deb said...

This is such a lovely card! I just love these colors together. So soft and elegant. Great job ont he sketch challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Yolanda said...

That is a very pretty card, sure to bring some comfort. TFS.

Dale Morin said...

Great card. Love the look of the sanded embossing. Great color combo.

melany said...

Lovely use of colors and textures!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is such a beautiful card for such a hard subject to create for!! I will be featuring this card on My Craft Picks #7 on 3-13-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

Take care

Anne Marie said...

Julie, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful mix of soft colors and the pearls accent the scalloped circle perfectly. So sorry you need to create so many sympathy cards recently. :(

Mary Brown said...

What a beautiful card Julie! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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