Wednesday, June 9, 2010

With Sympathy

This months Serendipity Stamps Challenge was a sympathy card using the following sketch created by Lynda from the Design Team. I chose to turn the sketch on it's side. And go with mostly subdued colors.


With Sympathy Stamp Serendipity Stamp (783D)
Patterned paper
Two coordinating card stocks one dark, one light
Hemp fibers
Off white pigment ink
White pen
foam mounting squares


* Use the dark card stock for your base
* Adhere three strips of patterned paper one to each edge and a larger one in the middle
* Attach hemp to sides of patterned paper
* Cut rectangle from dark cardstock, a second smaller one from the light, and a third smaller from the dark adhere the rectangles together
* Using the pigment ink stamp the with sympathy in the middle of the small square (pigment ink takes a while to dry so be careful not to smudge)
* Using the pen make dots in corner of the large brown rectangle
* Using foam squares adhere the rectangles to the center of the card

The most challenging part of this card was keeping things low key. For a sympathy card I just didn't figure lots of bling and such would be appreciated or necessary!

Now onto more fun ideas from the rest of the Design Team:

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

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Marianne said...

As always beautiful work! I love your cards so much!!

anya said...

Very pretty, Amy! I love how you turned the sketch on its side!