Friday, May 24, 2013

CAS Sympathy for a Close Friend

Hi Stampers!!

Again, if you have a chance, stop by both sites for wonderful inspiration from their Design Teams as well as the other entries- great job by all!

We needed to send a sympathy card to my husband’s co-worker- his father died unexpectedly and he loved to hunt and fish.  I chose to use the retired set, Nature’s Silhouettes along with a simple embossing and sponging technique.  They are a very close-knit family and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time of sorrow.

To create this card:             
De-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Embossing Buddy® and ink the deer image using Versamark™ ink.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Early Espresso Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool to melt the powder.  Once cooled, repeat the same steps using the tree image.

Using a mask created with the 1 ¼” Circle Punch, sponge Crumb Cake Classic Ink for the sky area and sponge Soft Suede around the edges.  Trim and mount onto Early Espresso cardstock and adhere the focal image onto a banner created from the retired Well Worn Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of paper (again from the Well Worn DSP) and a piece of So Saffron cardstock with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. 

Layer the banners and add the ½” Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon bow along with sentiment to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Nature Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Versamark™, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede

Paper: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Whisper White, Well Worn DSP

AccessoriesEmbossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot™, Woodgrain and Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Punches- 1 1/4” Circle, Word Window, ½” Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Sanding Block

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful Friday!!


Margaret Raburn said...

What a handsome card Julie! I love the distressed background and the technique you used to create the scene. I'm sure the family will appreciate such a thoughtful expression of sympathy. Thanks for joining us this week for the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.

Nicole Tugrul said...

This is an amazing card!!! WOW!! The background is gorgeous and works perfectly with your focal point. So glad you joined the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!!

JoAnn said...

Fabulous masculine heart. Love the embossed and distressed background.

Melissa Davies said...

I am so sorry for your loss. This card is stunning! Lots of work went into this and it shows! Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at reate with Connie and Mary!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Just beautiful Julie! As always, your details are amazing! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at the Paper Players! :)

Deb said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love the peaceful masculine feel of this! A perfect sympathy card! Great texture and sponging! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

Wonderful layers Julie, I especially like the woodgrain panel. Such a beautiful masculine card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

barb hendrickson said...

This is a perfect masculine card and wonderful take on the sketch challenge too. thanks for sharing!

Mary Brown said...

Oh Julie, Julie, Julie...STUNNING as always! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie said...

Wow...this looks like a photograph! Gorgeous! Sorry you needed a sympathy card, however. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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