Saturday, January 21, 2023

Cast Your Cares


Hi Friends!

This week on the Stamp Simply blog, the Design Team has been sharing sympathy/encouragement cards.

Unfortunately, it seems as though I have been mailing quite a few of these type of cards lately.  We have lost almost 30 people in our church this past year (including my beloved hubby) not to mention there has been a lot of illness/surgeries, etc.  Our church has approx. 700 in attendance and around 20% are over 60. They say that you reach a certain point when you have more friends in heaven than on earth.  I am not there yet but getting closer....

When I send a sympathy, get well or encouragement card, I tend to prefer to use Scripture on the front so that the recipient has the option to display the card year round (if they desire to do so).  This card was for good friend of mine who lost her mother.  

I pulled out stamps and dies along with other supplies from Stamp Simply for this poppy card.

I enjoy participating with online challenges and will be linking to the Festive Friday #FF0126 Wear Red Day Challenge (Red, Ribbon and Texture) along with the Tic-Tac-Toe #193 Featured Designer Silke Challenge (center row down- Flower, Vintage and Ribbon) and the Word Art Wednesday #579-#580 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

This card incorporates several layering steps including a bit of water coloring. 

The poppy flower image was stamped with black ink, colored with water-based markers and die-cut with their coordinating die.

The large script stamp from the Pretty Poppies Bundle was heat embossed using Versamark ink and white embossing powder onto white cardstock (it is hard to see this in the photo but it is on the flat panel in the upper area behind the flowers).

Another piece of white cardstock was dry embossed with a 3D brick embossing folder, the edges were torn before layering the panel onto the heat embossed background panel.

Lace and ribbon were layered before adding the heat embossed sentiment and floral image.

As I mentioned in my previous post regarding any of the techniques, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment area below.

Stamp Sets:  Fear Not, Pretty Poppies Bundle (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark; Stampin’ Write Markers- Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Mellow Moss, Granny Apple Green; Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/ Paper: White

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder- Brick, Stamp Simply Dies- Fishtail Sentiment Banners, Pretty Poppies Bundle; Rachel 1.5” Lace – 3 yds White,  Green Seam Binding, Embossing Powder Tool, Heat Tool, Clear and White Embossing Powder

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope you will check out the Valentine products at Stamp Simply-it’s almost here!

Have a great weekend, sweet friends!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Julie, this is absolutely gorgeous!

Rosanne Mulhern said...

Julie, there is so much to unravel with this beautiful card...the colors, the texture, the layout. It's just stunning! Thanks for playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS! I love your card...the red really stands out on the white cs...and the background is awesome too! Thank you for playing the TTTC with us :)

Helen Jennings said...

This is just stunning. I love all the texture and layers. A beautiful card to send to someone at a difficult time.

Jeanie Stark said...

Julie, your card is gorgeous! Sorry for the loss of your husband and friends! Its never easy having to make sympathy cards but I'm sure the recipient will treasure the love you put in to this card! Thanks for playing along with the TTTC!

ElizStewart said...

Congratulations on being a team pick at Tic Tac Toe!

Diane Evans said...

Wow Julie your card is amazing.... the colouring and I just love how you did all the texture on it. Such a beautiful for such a difficult time. Thanks for joining us for the Festive Friday Challenge.

Jaydee said...

Gorgeous, Julie. So many wonderful details and texture. So glad you shared this beauty with us at Festive Friday this week

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