Saturday, September 20, 2014

With Deepest Sympathy (Penny Black stamp)

Hello, everyone.  I needed a sympathy card last week and realized my stash is getting low. So here's a card I made today using Penny Black's Dreamy.  I embossed the flower in white on water-colour paper, sponged with distress ink, and then added some water splatters. Maybe a few too many; I'm new at splattering!

I stamped the sentiment in distress ink, die-cut into an oval, and inked the edges with distress ink. I punched tiny holes in both sides and threaded the twine through the tag. The blue dp has a muted floral pattern but it's hard to see in the photo.

Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Flower (Penny Black's Dreamy), sentiment (My Craft Spot)
  • Die:  Nellie's Muliframe Oval
  • Ink:  Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy, Versamark
  • Embossing Powder:  White (The Artful Stamper)
  • Designer paper:  PapermaniaVintage Notes
  • Twine:  Michael's
  • Watercolour paper:  Canson

I would like to support the following challenges:
As You Like It Favourite Rubber Stamp and Why (the floral stamp is a favourite because there is no colouring required LOL.  Sometimes I don't feel like colouring.) 1/3
RANDOM WINNER Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Tags (sentiment tag) 1/2
Card and Scrap Everything is Allowed UE
Cosmic Colours (see colours below) UE
Cosmic Colours Challenge #5
Winter  Hues - Design Seeds
Crafting by Designs September AG UE
Crafty Boots AG UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE
DL.ART September Linky UE 1/day
Hobbybook Designers Embossing (heat embossing) 2/3
Inky Chicks AG UE
Penny Black Brown, Blue and White UE
TOP 3 Penny's Paper-Crafty Embossing Wet or Dry (heat embossing) 2/3
RANDOM WINNER {PIN}spirational Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colours in the photo) 3/5
Ruby's Rainbow AG UE
Simon Says Stamp Tag it (sentiment tag) 1/5
Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE
WINNER Sparkle and Sprinkle AG with Embossing Powder, Flocking and Glitter UE
Stampin' Your Way Bingo (I could not translate the words but I wanted to play along)
The Pink Elephant Embossing (heat embossing) UE
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

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Unknown said...

A really great sympathy card. That is one beautiful stamp. Thank you so much for joining our 150th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I thank God for your participation and I pray you will have a day filled with joy.

Carole Robb Bisson

Lisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! The stamp is so pretty!! Your water splatters look perfect!! I'm sorry you needed a sympathy card. This one is gorgeous!! Have a great weekend :)

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Dee's Craft Room said...

Stunning, sympathy cards are always difficult but your design is perfect. Thank you for joining in with all of the fun at the Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


cotnob said...

This is such an elegant card, a perfect design for sympathy card.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous and just right for a sympathy card! Love that image and the distressed background.

Andrea W said...

Sometimes sympathy cards can be challenging but yours turned out terrific. The embossed watercolor panel looks wonderful.

Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

fiction book reviews said...

Another stunner, thank you so much for supporting us xx

Bad Kitty said...

very nice

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so pretty. Love the watermarked background and the subtle blue goes so well with this. Thanks for sharing with us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

marion said...

Love the vintage tag, you are on a roll, good for you !!! Lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, give her an extra treat, I forgot to mention her a couple of times *blushing cheeks*, Marion

Laurian said...


Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty challenge and I hope we see you again soon!



Cazro said...

This is how I like sympathy cards, elegant and thought provoking. I don't think you've splattered too much, it looks more than good to me. Thanks for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Caz

brenda said...

Stunning card Kitty !! And reminds me it far too long since I used that stamp, one I really like as well.

Thanks so much for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges..

B x

Vivi said...

Nice Card....
Thank you for participating in the challenge at Card and Scrap

Chris said...

Gosh, I love it and the splatters are perfect! Thank you for playing along in my Amusing Challenges this week and congrats on being selected the weekly winner!!

Colette said...

Hi Kitty. Such a beautiful, elegant card and your splattering is perfect. Thank you for playing along with the Cosmic Colours Challenge :o) x

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card and so elegant looking. It could be used for any occasion. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kitty, I love the stamp you've used it's so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! I was going to say "gorgeous" and saw that Mandy said the same thing right above my comment! LOL truly beautiful, Kitty, and I dont think it is too many droplets at all. I have not tried the splattering technique yet and have pinned your card to remind me to try it! hugs, de

Laura W said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Penny's, see you tomorrow for a new challenge!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card I LOVE the colour and also love the style, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Claire said...

Beautiful card, very elegant. Thanks so much for joining us at Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges this month
Claire xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful card for a sad occasion - just right. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Debi said...

This card is definitely a winner! Congrats!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
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