22 November 2006

Close As A Memory

Sympathy cards are always something that I like to keep on hand---not fun but it is one of the occassions that we face as we live life---death.

I don't stamp a verse on the inside until I am ready to sign and send it so it can be a bit more personalized but I think this card could work well either for a guy or gal.

I adapted the colors for this card from the SU! Ribbon Originals (page 234 of the current IB&C)--I just love this stuff!! Prep School color line is what I worked with here~ ~ ~

It's hard to see in the picture but the background of the flowers is actually stamped with the Linen BG using So Saffron to give it a very subtle but 'filled in' look. The flowers were colored on the rubbah' with the Mellow Moss and Bravo Burgundy stampin' write markers and then stamped on the card stock. The 'huffing' technique was used to do this --- many of you may be familar with this. The weathered background stamped on the bravo burgundy cardstock is stamped with Versa Mark---I didnt want it to be too dark as I wanted to stamp the Sympathy verse on the front too...but I wanted it to be just dark enough that you could still see it there. Results: Perfect!

The SU! Cutter Kit (distressing tool) is one of my fave new tools!! I have used it on soo many cards lately! On this card I used it aound the edges of the Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla card stock.

Here are the 'ingredients' to this card:
Stamps: Close as a Memory, Linen BG, Weathered BG
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand
Stampin' Pads: Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Mellow Moss Stampin Write Marker, Bravo Burgundy Stampin Write Marker, Versa Mark Pad
Accessories: Cutter Kit (distressing tool), Ribbon Originals Prep School, Stampin' Dimensionals

~Enjoy & TFL~


Anonymous said...

I finally made it to your blog - woohoo! Great, and awesome cards you're posting!

This sympathy card is beautiful - thanks for the recipe for CASE'ing! :) These are always the most difficult to find the right balance and you did it perfectly!

I'll be keeping my eyes on you ;)
Jen (scrapnstampin)

Barbara said...

Love this card.....your directions/ingredients are so helpful.

Barbara (carolinagirl)