Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Heartfelt Sympathy

My Candy is here.  I'm a new blogger trying for 50 followers.

Here's a sympathy card I made today.  I was inspired by several challenges (see below), and I was in the mood for stamping (no digis). 

I stamped the flower on a torn dictionary page, using watercolour markers instead of ink, and mounted it on torn black cardstock.  For the base of the card, I embossed green cardstock with text on the right-hand side and stamped a floral border in black on the left.  I affixed the image to the card with foam tape and added white ribbon and a sentiment that was stamped in black on a white scrap and inked the edges in black.  I embellished with green and white die-cut vines, black and green punched butterflies, a white bow, and black gems.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Stamps:  Flower (The Artful Stamper), floral border (Kelly Panacci), sentiment (Kaisercraft)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Watercolour markers:  Tombow
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Text
  • Dies:  Memory Box Geneva Vine
  • Punches:  EK Success
  • Ribbon:  Offray
  • Gems:  Dollarama
  • Sketch:  Annabelle Stamps AC168
  • Colour inspiration:  Rockwell Designs
Tender Shoots Card Challenge

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Annabelle Stamps Blog Sketch Challenge AC168 (see above) UE C7
Aud Sentiments #85 Sympathy 5E #1
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Anything Goes 2E #2
Fashionable Stamping Script/Book/Pages/Print 3E #1
Lady Anne's Challenge #4 Monochrome 3E #1 C10
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog #64 Distressing or Paper Tearing 3E #1
Rockwell Designs Tender Shoots Card Challenge (see badge with colour inspiration above) UE

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments.  Have a wonderful day!


Rockwell Designs said...

Great layers, textures and colors! So glad you played along with me in my color challenge!!! :)

Unknown said...

Another fabulous card Kitty, love the layout and the verse if fabulous, love and hugs hun xxx

~ Jo ~ said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the texture, the tearing and the embossing! Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

Love;y card .... I really love the layout and the dies cut is gorgeous

Thank you for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

Good Luck

Tina Design Team

Cindy Groh said...

This is so pretty. Love the beautiful green and the die cute. I'm a new follower. Thanks for following my blog too.

Unknown said...

A beautiful card ,very tastefully done
Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog
Good Luck
Susan Design Team

Ink Art Designs said...

This is such a beautiful card...perfect as a Sympathy card! Everything flows perfectly and just the right amount of black and white to balance it all out.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Unknown said...

Stunning Monochrome card. Thank you for joining us on our Monochrome challenge at Lady Anne's Hugs Tania xx (DT)

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card, and a very peaceful colour combination.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC