Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sympathy Card

Welcome to the fourth day of the Impression Obsession sneak peek week. Today's photo ended up with a bit of a glare, so I appologize for that. The close-up lets you see the colors a bit better:



To make the card, I added some red, orange, and purple Distress Ink to a piece of white cardstock using a foam blending tool. I didn't realize that the paper had a subtle texture to it until I finished adding the colors. I then blended the colors by spritzing the paper with some gold Shimmer Spritz. After letting the paper dry completely, I embossed the new Dandelion Stem (F8714) and saying from the Sympathy Sentements clear set (CL114) with black powder. To finish the card, I added a layer of gold metallic paper to bring out the gold in the spray.



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41 comments:

steph said...

Love how you created your background for this card very pretty.

Paula Huiras said...

Good card for a sympathy/condolance.
PH

Shirley Deatcher said...

I love this card ! The background work is beautiful and goes so well with the image & sentiment. I like the texture of the paper. Thanks for the info on how you created this awesome card ! So many beauty cards this week.

Miranda said...

Wow love this one, great background! gr. Miranda

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful colors on this background just perfect to highlight this flower stamp.

jimlynn said...

Simply beautiful! Love the fabulous distressing on this lovely card.
Lynn

Linda Carson said...

Lovely! Love the texture on the paper and the colors you chose!

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful card! Love your background.

Ellen said...

Beautiful background! Makes for a perfect sympathy card!

suerwelsh said...

Beautiful card.

June W said...

Pretty card! Love the background colors!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Your background turned out wonderfully, isn't it nice when we are surprised by what we are doing. Great sympathy card.

Jan Garber said...

I'm always looking for new ideas for Sympathy catds...so hard to make! Thansk for one more really great one!

Carole said...

What a great way to use the silhouette type of stamp!

Stephanie Y. said...

Love the idea of creating a beautiful background and adding a simple silhouette stamps. THanks for sharing such a beautiful card

Jennifer Roach said...

Such a gorgeous background. I need to play with my distress inks more.

Judy said...

Beautiful card!! Love the background you created for the embossed image!

NancyK said...

This is so gorgeous. Love the texture of the paper and the lovely background.

Ginger said...

Background is very pretty. The black stamp really sets it off. Great Job

McStamper said...

Pretty card. Love your background.

Dana Nelson said...

Such a lovely technique!

eyes2theocean said...

Agreed.. The backdrop is wonderful! The colors and the blotting? effect is great. Just a beautiful warm card. :)

Sara Tanner

Yolanda said...

Beautiful colors. I meed to emboss more. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tracey said...

So beautiful!!!!

Marsha said...

Another stamp to go on my wishlist - I really like that sentiment.

Denise Bryant said...

Very pretty! Love your colors!
DeniseB

Flo - Sweetideas said...

very pretty. Love the technique you used on the background. Thanks.

Sympathy said...

Simple, beautiful and to the point. I like your sympathy card.

Katie said...

Great card! Like the black embossing. Thank you for sharing!

Katie B.

veronica said...

love the spritzing. great background.

Mary said...

Love the gorgeous background you created with the distress ink. I think the textured paper really adds to the card.

Cindy said...

Love the watercolor effect you created with the Distress inks for your background on this lovely card!

lynda said...

Absolutely beautiful! I didn't know inks could make such a pretty background. I'm going to have to try that.

E. Marie said...

Gorgeous background technique. Perfect for this new image.

marilyn said...

Beautiful background - must try doing that. Love the card.

stampqueen said...

Very pretty card - love the colors!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Pretty card! Love the background you created!!! Gorgeous!

RachelB said...

Love the colors!

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful card and love the background. The flower and the sentiment work so well together! Love it.

Anonymous said...

Great card. I love how you made the background. I gotta try that sometime. Love the texture of the paper too. The flower goes well with the sentiment. Again, great card!

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

lee woo said...

Sympathy is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others. See the link below for more info.

#sympathy
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