Sunday, June 10, 2012

In Sympathy


This card was made for a co-worker who lost his father to cancer recently. It's based on sketch challenge 193 at Splitcoast Stampers, using Tim Holtz techniques for coloring the tag.



Note: finished card size is 5" x 7"


Tim Holtz - Flutter (Stamper's Anonymous)
Tim Holtz - Papillion (Stamper's Anonymous)
Sympathy Sentiment (Heartfelt Creations)


Soft Suede (SU!)7" x 10", scored at 5", and
2 1/2" x 3"
Crushed Curry (SU!)1 1/2" x 7"
Bermuda Bay (SU!)1" x 4 1/4" (3 pieces)
Alla Prima (Prima)3/4" x 4 1/4" (3 pieces), and
2 1/2" x 3"
#5 Manilla Tag (Ranger)


Distress Ink (Ranger)
Jet Black Archival (Ranger)
Bermuda Bay (SU!)


Lacy Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Classic Oval - Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)
Fiber (unknown)
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
ATG (3M)
Cutter Bee Scissors (EK Success)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Start with a piece of brown card stock measuring 7" x 10", score at 5" and fold. Using black ink, and holding the butterfly stamp in your hand instead of on an acrylic block, randomly stamp various butterflies over the card front.


Cut a strip of yellow card stock to 1 1/2" x 7", and mount vertically on the card front 3/4" from the left edge. Cut 3 strips of blue paper to 1" x 4 1/4", and 3 strips of patterned paper to 3/4" x 4 1/4". Mount each strip of patterned paper onto a blue strip, then mount horizontally on the front of the card.


I made this tag using the "Spritz & Flick" technique from Tim Holtz. First, using the blending tool cover the tag with colors. I used Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, and Wild Honey. When you have those blended the way you like them, add Brushed Corduroy around the edges of the tag. Now, spritz some water into your cupped hand, and flick droplets across the tag off your fingers. You can do a little or a lot.

When the tag is dry (you can dry them with a heat tool if you want to), stamp the image on both tags using black archival ink. Dry the image with a heat tool.

Tie fibers through the hole in the tag, then mount it on the front of the card using foam squares.


Stamp the sentiment in blue ink on patterned paper, and cut it out using a classic oval die. Cut/emboss a brown lacy oval. Mount the sentiment oval onto the brown oval, and mount on the card using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!



Glenda said...

Lisa, this is stunning! Your coloring technique on the tag is so gorgeous! What a wonderful way to tell someone you are thinking of them!

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful way to use a tag for the card front!! Lovely layout and card!!

hlm said...

This is amazing! I find Sympathy cards some of the hardest to do........... Hope you are having a great vacation!

Andrew Lindsay said...

This was the card made for my father. It is beautiful. I cannot express all that Lisa has meant to me.

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

I love coming by to see ur cards, I don't always comment but I do always come by, maybe I shud of commented more hunny,
Ur in my thought xx

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