Spring Card Camp 2 Day 7 Vellum Overlays Deepest Sympathy

For day 7 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Amber Davis talked about using vellum overlays to frame a sentiment. She stamped a large flower image in black onto white cardstock and then added a vellum overlay with a circle cut from the center where she adhered her sentiment.

I decided to use a more colorful background. I used the same orange and yellow inks as on my previous card and stamped the Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura into the lower left of the panel with black ink.

For the vellum overlay I cut a scalloped circle from the center top of a rectangle that was cut using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die. This gave a detailed edge where the 1/8″ Be Creative Double-Sided tape could be applied and not stand out too much.

I decided to make this a sympathy card and pulled out the sympathy die cut from Avery Elle. I cut it from black cardstock and foam. This die cut sentiment was placed in the circle opening of the vellum to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment with black ink. The die cut word was then adhered with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scalloped Circle STAX
  • 1/8” Be Creative Double-Sided Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Gina K. Designs Honey Mustard and Wild Dandelion Ink
  • Altenew Autumn Blaze and Fired Brick Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Black Foam

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 3: Embossed Stencil Butterflies

The guest artist for the third day of Spring Card Camp was Carly Tee Minner. She sponged on some ink to bring out the pattern of the stenciled background.

I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Butterflies Stencil this card. I ran it through the Big Shot with a quarter sheet of 80# white cardstock with the sandwich to emboss a stencil. I then used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass to ink blend the background a light blue. I decided to use a small blending brush to add Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink to the butterflies to help them stand out.

I liked the card but felt it needed a little something more. I decided to pull out some Memory Box Butterfly Dies to create a focal image on the card. I cut the background to the butterfly and ink blended it with both colors of blue. I then cut the detailed butterfly and adhered the two together with liquid glue. I adhered it to the front of the card a little higher than the center of the card, adding Glue Pop Up Dots underneath the wings to add dimension.

I stamped a sympathy sentiment onto black cardstock and heat embossed it white, using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label to cut it into a thin strip. A Darice Thin Foam Strip was added to the back to adhere it to the bottom right of the card.

I scattered some Studio Katia Tiny Iridescent Bubbles onto the card front. I felt the butterfly needed a little something more to make it pop on the card, so I added Ranger Crystal Stickles to the openings in the butterfly and loved the way it look.

The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Butterflies Stencil
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Memory Box Viviene Butterfly
  • Memory Box Asti Butterfly
  • Distress Oxide Inks Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • ½” Glue Pop Up Dots
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam Tape
  • Studio Katia Tiny Iridescent Bubbles

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 3: Embossed Stencil Deepest Sympathy

The third day of Spring Card Camp 2 was all about using stencils for dry embossing. The class video was by Cathy Zielski. I really like her clean and simple designs.

For this second card I decided to use Simon Says Stamp’s Circular Lace Stencil. Before embossing I used a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle to add some visual interest to the card. I ran it through the Big Shot and directed, but I added a shim of light weight cardboard to add extra pressure for the embossing.

I decided to use Altenew’s Fantasy Floral 3D Dies to create a focal image for the card. I ink blended 80# white cardstock with three shade Altenew pink inks and die cut the layers, adhering them together with liquid glue. I used a mint green ink for the leaves, but after they were cut I used the blending brush to add some darker green ink to the edges. These were adhered to the lower left corner of the embossed stencil background with liquid glue.

For the sentiment I decided to make this a sympathy card and pulled out Avery Elle’s With Sympathy. It has some nice sentiments, along with a pretty die. I die cut the word “sympathy” from gold mirror cardstock and used a scrap of dark pink ink blended cardstock to stamp the secondary sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat it emboss it gold. I had added some Be Creative Double-Sided Tape to the back of the mirror cardstock, which makes it very easy to adhere to the card front. I used Darice Thin Foam Strips to add the secondary greetings.

The last embellishment was to add a few gold sequins around the flower and leaves.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace Stencil
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D Dies
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicioius, Rubellite, Volcano Lake, Lagoon
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Be Creative Double-Sided Tape
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins

Spring Card Camp 2: Masked Make Your Own Stripes Sympathy

For day 2 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Jennifer McGuire showed using purple tape to create stripes on a card front with ink blending. The purple tape was tearing my paper so I used Post-it Tape instead.

Jennifer showed how to have stripes on a diagonal. I placed the first strip of Post-it Tape in the corner of my card where I wanted it and ink blended the first light pink stripe. Leaving the tape in place I then turned the panel so that the tape lined up with the grid lines on my mat. I then added a second Post-it strip to create the desired thickness of the strip and moved the first tape to cover the stripe I had just blended. I repeated this to ink blended various widths of diagonal stripes onto a quarter sheet panel of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, sometimes leave a white stripe.

For added detail I went through my stamps to find some patterned border stamps and used those to add more detail to the stripes as Jennifer had shown in her cards.

I knew I was running low on sympathy cards, so I decided to use this background to create one. I cut down the panel using a stitched rectangle and then stamped the flower image in black over the striped background. The sentiment was stamped to the left of the flower image.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/4″ smaller than the striped panel and adhered to the back and then glued to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. The final embellishment was to add a few Moonshine Sequins around the sentiment and flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Dahlia Dance
  • Hero Arts With Sympathy
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Baby Pink, Pinkalicious, Puffy Heart, Razzleberry, Purple Wine
  • Post-it 1” Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Assorted Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Purple and Silver Blooming Chrysanthemum Sympathy

I had two sweet friends pass away within a week of one another. I will miss them. Valerie had two of her sons living in our ward and so I wanted to create sympathy cards that were purple, since that was her favorite color. This is the second card. I love the elegance of the purple with a touch of silver.

Products Used:

  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum Die
  • Honey Bee With Sympathy Stamp and Die
  • Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Villainous
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks Amethyst and Purple Twilight
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Paper Accents Glossy Silver Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Handpicked Bouquet Sympathy

I had two sweet friends pass away within a week of one another. I will miss them. Valerie had two of her sons living in our ward and so I wanted to create sympathy cards that were purple, since that was her favorite color. This is the first card.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp and Die
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy Stamp and Die
  • Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Villainous
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks Amethyst and Purple Twilight
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Copic Markers: G85, G82, G46, G28, G24, G21, G20, YG57, YG25, YG03; V17, V15, V12; V09, V06, V04, V01, BV11
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 120# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Elegant Asters Sympathy

I had a dear older friend pass away recently. She loved flowers and would often take to to see her garden. I created this sympathy card for her husband Milt. Are loved ones are never really gone, they live in our hearts forever.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Elegant Asters
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Arteza Markers: 105 Lemon Yellow, 166 Carolina Blue, 163 Blush Pink, 113 Basil Green, 130 Elephant Gray
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Antique Frame Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly and 3 Butterflies Punches
  • Gold Rhinestones from Stash
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Hope Transcends All Sorrow

To me the grief of losing a loved one would be overwhelming without hope.  We have hope that they are no longer suffering, we hope that this life is not the end and we will see them again, we hope that the pain of loss will ease, we have hope in the resurrection promised by the Savior.  Hope it what transcends our sorrow and shines through the dark days of our loss.

To create the card I die cut some patterned paper from from DCWV Bella Armoire Paper Stack with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I used Altenew’s Caps Bold Alphabet Dies to cut the word “HOPE” from the patterned paper. It was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The secondary greeting was created in Microsoft Word, printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock and die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered just below the die cut word.  Because it was too white I took a Copic Marker E42 and went over the letter so that it blended better with the patterned paper.

Finetec M600 Gold watercolor was used to color the letters. The letters were cut again from black sticky back foam and the two were adhered together with the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then adhered back into the negative space on the card front.

A easy yet elegant card in a short period of time.

Products Used:

  • DCWV Bella Armoire Stack
  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet
  • FineTec M600 Gold
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Black Fun Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Die
  • Copic Marker E42

Deepest Sympathy

Yesterday I found out that a dear friend of ours passed away early in the morning of July 4. As soon as I heard I wanted to get a card made for Jan and her family, letting them know they are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are here for them if they need us. This card was very easy to create, but then the  Ranger 3-D Botanical Texture Plate makes a gorgeous card.

I embossed a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White with the embossing folder and gently ink blended the raised surfaces with Distress Oxide Antique Linen.

For the sentiment I die cut the word “Sympathy” using the matching dies for Avery Elle’s With Sympathy stamp set out of Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock. I cut a strip of Paper Accents Ivory Vellum to fit the die cut and then stamped the secondary sentiment with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa. I wrapped the vellum around the embossed rectangle and adhered it to the back using Scotch Tape.

The card front was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase K made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Botanical
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Distress Oxide Antique Linen
  • Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Ivory Vellum
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Scotch Tape

Goodbye Roxie Sympathy Card

This morning I found out that my good friend had to put down her beloved Australian Shepherd dog named Roxie yesterday.  I know how much these sweet animals become a part of your family and their passing is a difficult time of adjustment.  I wanted Margie to know that we loved her and we are here for her during this time of sorrow.  I went out to her Facebook page to find a picture of Roxie and used that to color this image I found online.  I think it turned out pretty good.  You can’t really see the copper coloring on the picture below, but it gives you and idea of how Roxie looked in life.

 

When I heard that Roxie had passed I went on line and searched for Australian Shepherd Line Art and found this image from GetDrawings.com.  I printed it with my Silhouette Cameo with registration marks onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock so that I could cut around the finished image.  I colored the image with Copic Markers (listed below).

I traced around the image onto the paper side of some Darice Sticky Back Foam and then fussy cut around it inside of the lines and added it to the back of the focal image for dimension.  A rectangle of Neena cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs base weight Onyx Black Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

For the sentiment I cut the “sympathy” word die from Avery Elle’s With Sympathy four times from black cardstock.  I used Elmer’s CraftBond Spray Adhesive to glue them all together and then adhered it to the bottom of the white rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The secondary sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped using Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The image of Roxie was then adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive just above the sentiment die and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Australian Shepherd Line Drawing from GetDrawings.com
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Makers: W9, W7, W6, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1; C9, C7, C5; R22, R20; E55, E53, E51
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive Long
  • Silhouette Cameo