Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Precious Memories

Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations has been making beautiful stamps for many years, and this Magnolia Oval is one of my favorites from a while ago. It's perfect for any sentiment. Here's a sympathy card I made for a coworker who lost her uncle this week. I needed one for lots of people to sign, so I put matching light blue card stock on both inside panels.

And, it IS Wednesday, so be sure to head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see a whole bunch of beautiful creations from the design team, including all our **NEW** members!

Precious Memories

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 5" x 7"

Paper

Kraft (SU!)7" x 10"; scored at 5"
Bashful Blue (SU!)4 7/8" x 6 7/8"
Madeline designer paper (Prima)3 3/4" x 6 1/2"
Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Inks

Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Bashful Blue (SU!)
Crumb Cake (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3377 Sympathy Sentiment PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
892G: Magnolia Oval (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Classic Bracket Edgeabilities (Spellbinders)
Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities (Spellbinders)
Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
SPICA Marker (Imagination International)
Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Bow-Easy
Scor-Pal
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Zip-Dry glue
ATG (Scotch)
Scissors (Cutter Bee)
Rotary trimmer with straight & deckled blades (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Start with a piece of kraft card stock measuring 7" x 10", and score it at 5".

BLUE MAT LAYER

Cut a piece of light blue cardstock measuring 4 7/8" x 6 7/8". Line the bracket edger from the Bracket Edgeabilities set and a decorative insert die from the Scallop Edgeabilities set again one of the long edges of the mat layer, and cut/emboss in your die cut machine. Hint: I hold mine in place with removeable tape. Remove the dies from the card stock. Use a sponge to apply light blue ink on the embossed border and around the other 3 sides of the mat.

PATTERNED MAT LAYER

Using a deckled blade in your trimmer, cut patterned paper a piece of patterned paper measuring 3 3/4" x 6 1/2". Use a sponge to apply light brown ink on all 4 sides of the mat. Mount this onto the blue mat layer. Adhere a blue ribbon horizontally around the mat. Mount the mat layer onto the front of the card.

IMAGE

Stamp the Magnolia Oval in brown ink on ivory paper. Use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the sentiment in the oval, and stamp it in brown ink.

Stamp the flower portion of the oval again in brown ink on ivory paper and cut out just the blossoms. Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors: Blossoms - E41, E43, 0; Leaves - YG21 & YG93 or B32 & B34. Use the paper blossoms tool on the trimmed blossoms to shape them, then adhere them to the matching blossoms on the oval image using foam squares.

Mount the oval on front of the card. Enhance the center of the blossoms with a Sand SPICA pen. Tie a multi-loop bow in the same ribbon, and adhere to the left of the oval.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

9 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous! Love the blue and that bow is perfect! Just a very neat and fresh creation!

Candy Slabaugh said...

Very pretty and your paper compliments it perfectly!

Caroline said...

Beautiful card and I know your co-worker friend will so appreciate your time to make a card for her. I love the color scheme you chose!

Amarilys said...

love the color combo and stamped image! I'm sure that your coworker will appreciate it. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Angelica said...

What a gorgeous card, the flowers and dimension are beautiful.

Helen said...

What a beautiful card!

~Heidi~ said...

Beautiful card! I love the use of the new borderabilities!

Lisa aka Raining said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Michelle said...

I love the sentiment, Lisa! Beautiful sympathy card!

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