Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile White With Sympathy Card

I decided to color it white, but if you look closely at white flowers you will notice that they are not completely white.  There is shading to the petals that are sometimes, green, yellow, gray, and other neutral colors.  I decided to use light yellow Copic Markers to shade the image.  Colors used are listed below.

Once coloring was complete I fussy cut the rose with scissors.  To help the image standout on the page a circle of green cardstock was die cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX Die.  A darker green scalloped circle was cut using Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Large Die.  Both circles were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rose image was adhered to the circle die cuts using 3M ½” Foam Tape.

To determine where to stamp the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings the focal image was placed on a top folding A2 cardbase and then stamped with Altenew Forest Glade Ink.

Doodle Bug Designs Limeade and Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Grass Sequins were added to the card as a final embellishment.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: Y00, Y02; G43, G28, G99;
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX Die
  • Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Large Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Altenew Forest Glade Ink
  • Doodlebug Designs Limeade Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Grass Sequins
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Jane’s Doodles Lily Sympathy Card

When I am creating a sympathy card I like a clean and simple card design. I think it more appropriate to send this type of card to someone suffering the loss of a loved one. This image is from Jane’s Doodles Lily stamp set.

I began by arranging the single and double lily images onto the lower left corner of a quarter sheet panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock, along with the sentiment, to determine placement.  I then stamped the large single lily image with Memento London Fog ink, and then stamped it a second time onto a full sticky backed Post-it to create a mask, which was fussy cut with my fine detail scissors.  Once the mask was in place I stamped the two lilies so that they would be behind the larger flower.  Using the MISTI I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Penny Black Eloquence stamp set.  The MISTI allows you stamp multiple times for a crisp image.

I searched the internet for images of lilies and then selected Copic Markers to give me the pink center to the flower images.  Colors used are listed below.  Once the image was colored, I wanted it smaller than an A2 cardbase and so I ran it through the Big Shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I raided my stash of cardstock scraps and found a smoky gray and cut it 1/8″ larger than the die cut image and adhered the two together with Zookwang Scor-Tape.  Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was cut using the same rectangle die and adhered to the back with Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The protective paper was removed from the fun foam and the panel was adhered to the front of the cardbase.  As a final touch I raided my stash of clear rhinestones and scattered a few on the front of the card, adhering them using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Jane’s Doodles Lily Stamp
  • Penny Black Eloquence
  • Copic Markers: Copic Markers: YG23, YG61, YG63, YG67; C0, C1; RV10, RV11, RV13; Y13, Y15, Y17
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Darice Sticky Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Rhinestones from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Fun Foam
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape

Altenew Lacy Scrolls Sympathy

I bought some Derwent Inktense Pencils several years ago and have never used them.  This month my challenge has been to use stamps and product that I have not yet used.  I watched a video recently from Jennifer McQuire where she used colored pencils to add depth and dimension to a stamped image and thought I would give it a try.  I also used the Altenew Lacy Scrolls for the first time and think they turned out beautiful.

First I stamped the flowers and leaves on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the Altenew Rouge and Forest Glade Inks and then cut them out using the matching dies.

Next I selected Derwent Inktense 36: 0200 Sun Yellow, 1530 Felt Green, 0300 Tangerine, 2300 Antique White to add the highlights and shadows to the images.  In her video Jennifer used an eraser to smooth out the edges of the pencil coloring.  I used the Tombo Mono Zero Elastomer Eraser.  It has a very small tip and yet is a very good eraser.  At first I wasn’t sure I liked the effect.  It is not as smooth as the transition and blending you get with Copic Markers, but over time it really grew on me and I liked it more and more.

Once I was done coloring I die cut some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and arranged the flowers and leaves the way I wanted them to determine placement of the sentiment.  Since I wanted this to be a sympathy card I wanted a softer feel and so the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with Altenew Silver Stone Ink.  All the flowers and leaves were then adhered to the rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, except the lowest flower, it was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for a little dimension.

An A2 Top Folding Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A scattering of Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Rhinestones were added with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was complete.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Lacy Scrolls
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Gina K. Designs Assorted Greetings (inside)
  • Altenew Rouge, Silver Stone, Forest Glade Ink
  • Derwent Inktense 36: 0200 Sun Yellow, 1530 Felt Green, 0300 Tangerine, 2300 Antique White
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Rhinestones
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Tombo Mono Zero Elastomer Eraser

WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones Sympathy

I love Wplus9 flower stamps.  I recently purchased their Watercolored Anemones and dies and thought they would make a pretty sympathy card. When making a sympathy card I like to mix a pop of color with more subdued colors as well.  I liked the look of the tangerine and grey.

The stamp set comes with a bouquet of leaves and flowers and then there are individual layered flower stamps.  I stamped the bouquet with Altenew Silver Stone Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Sentimental Bouquet and was stamped with Altenew Industrial Diamond ink and placed at the bottom of the grey bouquet.  Next the focal image was die cut with My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX and Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back.

The individual flowers were stamped with Altenew Rouge and Crimson on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  The flower centers were stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black and then cut with the matching dies with the Sizzix Big Shot.  The lower flower was glued to the focal image oval with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the upper flower was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for a little dimension.

For the card base a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock was cut with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back.  Another rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with my paper trimmer 1/8″ larger than the Lawn Fawn rectangle.  A third rectangle of Navy cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the white panel.  A top folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  All the panels were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Sequins were added to finish the card.

Supplies Used:

  • WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones
  • Gina K. Designs Sentimental Bouquet
  • Altenew: Silver Stone; Industrial Diamond; Rouge; Crimson
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy

Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Sympathy

This is the second card I made with Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp.  It made a beautiful sympathy card.

This time I kept the colors more subdued, mainly keeping the flowers white with very light purple accents.  Supplies and Copic colors used are listed below.

After completing the coloring I die cut the image with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I then cut another rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Black cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the sentiment I die cut the Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold, and Comfort Sympathy from Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and three times from scrap black cardstock. These were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  I placed the cutout sentiment on the focal image to determine placement of the secondary sentiment, which is from Altenew’s Sentiments & Quotes, stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder.

The focal image panel was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam for added dimension.  The die cut word was attached to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold, and Comfort
  • Altenew Sentiments & Quotes
  • Copic: V17, V15, V12; C2, C1, C0; YG05, YG03, YG01; YG97, YG95, YG93; G99, G94, G24; B000, B0000
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam

WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias Sympathy

I love all of WPlus9’s Beautiful Bouquet Stamps.  This card uses the Dahlias, which make a lovely sympathy card.

Unfortunately we all need sympathy cards.  I really like the color combination of this card.  I cut an outline of the Dahlias with my Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I was using Copic Markers (see colors below).

Since the stamped image is the focal point using an embossing folder adds interest to a clean and simple card.  A panel was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the largest rectangle from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The embossed panel was adhered to the front of an top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The focal image was adhered to the embossed panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings, stamped with VersaMark Ink on 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and adhered to the card front with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Copic Markers: G28, G94; YG03, YG17, YG67; YG95, YG97; YG91, YG93; BG0000; V09, V15, V17; BG13, BG15, BG18; B32, B34, B37
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

With Sympathy (Power Poppy Tulips)

I love this digital image from Power Poppy entitled Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher.  I can upload it into my Silhouette Cameo and do a print and cut on any paper that I want.  For this card I used Canson 90# Cold Press Watercolor paper.

I wanted the pitcher in the image to appear to be copper.  I recently purchased the FineTec Watercolor Gold set and decided to use the 620 Inka-Gold color.  It is more copper in hue than the photograph depicts, and the metallic shine is truly beautiful.  I painted the tulips and leaves with colors from Winsor & Newton’s Artist Grade 24 Half Pan Watercolor Set.

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I like clean and simple cards, but dimension and interest can be added with embossing folders.  I ran a quarter sheet of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Next I ran that panel through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  This panel was adhered to a top folded A2 size cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using a rectangle of Darice Adhesive Foam Sheets cut just smaller than the rectangle.

The sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings set.  A scrap of yellow/gold paper was used for the sentiment banner and the sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black Ink.  To tie in the gold/copper pitcher a slightly wider strip of mirror gold cardstock was adhered to the back of the sentiment with Be Creative Tape and then adhered directly to the embossed panel with the same tape.

The focal image was adhered to the front of the embossed panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Power Poppy Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings Stamp Set
  • FineTec Gold Watercolors – 620 Inka-Gold
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade 24 Half Pan Set
  • Darice Adhesive Foam Sheets
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Be Creative Tape

Sending You Prayers

It’s good to have some sympathy cards on hand for when they are needed. This card was made by cutting outline images to match Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo.  I didn’t want to have harsh black lines for the flowers so I used Altenew Inks to stamp the images onto the cutout and then colored them with Copic Markers. Colors used for both are listed below.

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A top folding card was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  A rectangle of the same paper was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames.  Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Blue.

The flowers were glued to the flower stems with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and arranged on the stitched rectangle.  The pink flower in the back and the stems were glued directly to the rectangle, with the exception of the stem at the front, which was adhered using thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Foam tape was also added to the back of blue flower and double foam tape was added to the back of the purple flower.  For the flowers that had centers Queen and Company Rock Candy Yellow Rhinestones were added.

The Hero Arts Prayers die was cut three times from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and glued together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Before attaching the secondary sentiment “Sending You” was stamped with Hero Hues Black Ink.  The prayers die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  For a little added shine Wink of Stella Clear was added to all the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Prayers Stamp and Die Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish Stamp Set
  • Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Dessert Night, Warm Sunshine, and Prussian Blue
  • Copic Markers: V15, V17, V99; RV06, RV09, RV17; YG01, YG03, YG23; B34, B37, B39; B02, B04, B05; R20, R21, R22, R32; RV13, RV14; G94, YG63, G24
  • Queen and Company Rock Candy Yellow Rhinestones
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Wink of Stella Clear

PENNY BLACK BOUQUET SYMPATHY CARD

Recently the mother of a friend of ours passed away.  In her obituary it specifically noted that her favorite color was purple, so I wanted to create a sympathy card with purple flowers.  I pulled out the Penny Black Centerpiece stamp set, it’s one of my favorites, and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on an outline I had cut previously with my Silhouette Cameo from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I used Copic Markers to color the image, listed below are the colors used.

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From purple cardstock I had in my stash I cut a rectangle using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Prayers and was cut from the same purple cardstock three times and adhered together using Elmer’s Glue Adhesive Spray.  I then die cut a smaller rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The focal image and prayers cutout were placed on the white rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary greetings, also from Hero Arts Prayers.  They were stamped with Altenew Deep Iris Ink.

The two rectangles were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the sentiment cutout was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  To add a little more interest the to the front of the card purple sequins were used from Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Mix and the card was done

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Penny Black Centerpiece
    • Silhouette Cameo Cutout
  • Hero Arts Prayers
  • Copic Markers:
    • Vase: YG67, YG63, G21
    • Leaves: G94, G24, G43
    • Flowers: V09, V17, V15; V12, V15, V17; BV02, BV01, BV00; V20, V22, V25; Y06, Y02, Y15
    • Background: BG10
  • Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Mix 8 and 4 mil.
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes

Sending Hugs & Prayers

This clean and simple card could be used for a sympathy card or just to give encouragement to someone who is having a hard time.

00164This is a simple card that doesn’t take very long to make.  I used my Inkadinkado Embossing Buddy to removing any oils from the Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper  prior to stamping the rose from Clearly Besotted Happy Everything Stamp with VersaMark Ink.  Next I embossed the image with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  Embossing the image makes watercoloring quick and easy as it ensures the color stays within the raised lines.

For my palette I have a piece of white cardstock that I have laminated.  Using my mini Distress Ink pads I smooshed some Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive onto the palette.  I applied the color with my Kuretake Waterbrush.

Once the watercolor panel was completely dry I ran it through my Big Shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Because I was stamping on watercolor paper I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Friendship Blooms Sentiment Stamp using my MISTI so I could stamp multiple time for a clear impression.

I applied the focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to a Top Folding Gina K. Designs 120# White card base, cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

 

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardbase
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Clearly Besotted Happy Everything Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Friendship Blooms Sentiment Stamp
  • Distress: Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Buddy