This week the Design Team at Stamp Simply are sharing cards for life events. I decided to create a sympathy card, since unfortunately, I never seem to have enough sympathy cards on file.
As many of you who follow my blog know, I enjoy playing along with online challenges and I decided to incorporate the Freshly Made Sketch #578 into the design.
I like the clean lines on this sketch and it was perfect for a scrap piece of designer paper that I had on my desk :-)
I am also playing along with the Word Art Wednesday #587-#588 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
I hope you have a chance to check out the rest of the inspiration from the Stamp Simply Design Team as well as from the other challenge sites.
The floral image from the Pretty Poppies Bundle was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and once heat set with a heat tool, water-colored with water-based markers and pencils. Highlights in the floral centers were created with an extra fine paint marker.
The floral image was die cut with the coordinating die and layered onto another die cut from white cardstock.
The background panels were stenciled using a stencil brush with Crushed Olive Distress Oxide ink and the Tim Holtz Flourish Layering Stencil.
A piece of Farmer’s Market (Echo Park) paper was used for the horizontal strip.
The verse from the Blessings/Beatitudes 1 clear stamp set was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
The pearls were added in the upper right hand corner to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Pretty Poppies Bundle, Blessings/Beatitudes 1 (Stamp Simply)
Inks/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Watercolor Pencils, Water-based Markers (Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow), Extra Fine White Paint Pen
Cardstock/Paper: White, Black, Echo Park Farmer’s Market 6x6 Paper Pad
Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Pretty Poppies Bundle, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil- Flourish, Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Pearls- Pearls, Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder
Also, don’t forget to check out the wonderful array of Easter/Spring sets at Stamp Simply! Easter is just a few days away!