Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sympathy From Friends


I used this as my third project submittal to the Heartfelt Creations design team contest. This card was created for a coworker who had lost his father-in-law, and has many close friends in our workplace. I wanted something that would be big enough for several people to sign, and would let my friend and his wife know they have the support of the friends he sees every day at work.



Note: Finished card size is 5” x 7”


  Kiwi Kiss (SU!)

  7” x 10”, scored at 5”

  Soft Serenity patterned paper (Provo Craft)

  4 1/4” x 6 7/8”

  Very Vanilla (SU!)

  4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

  Vellum (unknown)

  4 1/4” x 4


  Soft Suede (SU!)

Creamy Caramel (SU!)


  Ancient Scroll (Heartfelt Creations)

Easter Lilies (Heartfelt Creations)

  Wrought Iron Cross (Heartfelt Creations)

Leafy Swirls (Heartfelt Creations)


  Colored Pencils (Prisma Color)

Gamsol and paper stubs

  Edge Punch (EK Success)

SPICA glitter pens (Imagination International)

  Bow Easy

Foam tape

  Ribbon (Michaels)

Glue dots


Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch)

  Rotary trimmer with deckle and straight blades (Fiskars)


Step 1: Stamp the lilies on the vanilla cardstock using the caramel ink. Color with pencils, and blend with mineral spirits and paper stumps. Embellish the flowers with glitter pens. Trim the image closely.

Step 2: Stamp the scroll on Vellum in the suede ink, and the sentiment in the middle of the scroll in the same ink. Let the ink dry, then cut the scroll out.

Step 3: Cut and score the base green card. Use the edge punch to shape the bottom edge of the front of the card.

Step 4: Using the deckle blade cut the patterned paper. Add a piece of ribbon horizontally across the patterned panel, and adhere the panel to the front of the card.

Step 5: Stamp the leaves in caramel on the lower corner of the scroll, and embellish with a gold glitter pen. Stamp the leaves again on a piece of vanilla cardstock, and color the leaves with pencils and blend with mineral spirits. Cut the leaves out, and mount them over the image on the scroll with foam tape.

Step 6: Mount the lilies image on the left of the scroll with foam tape.

Step 7: Tie a double-loop bow using the Bow-Easy, and mount with a glue dot on the right of the scroll on the ribbon line.

Final Notes

This card could easily be used for an Easter card, or anytime you have someone who needs some encouragement.

Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Olga said...

This is gorgeous, you do beautiful work with these stamps, good luck with the Design Team!

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