Thursday, 23 October 2014

Peace Be With You


It is never easy to make a sympathy card but I like to have some on hand.
Today's challenge at Splitcoast, Emboss it 2 Ways; use heat and dry embossing.  On the main panel, I stamped the grasses from Memory Box and embossed them using clear eb powder.  I then rubbed Distress inks over the image to represent a sunrise and splattered some water to look like dew.  
For the back panel of my card, I did some random embossing by placing my cardstock into an embossing folder and hit it with a rubber mallet.  I mounted the grasses onto white cardstock then mounted that with pop dots over the back panel.

Adding my card to these challenges;

CAS on Sunday- EMBOSS IT

Craft Room Challenge- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG

Simon Says Monday- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Stampin Up, Memory Box/ Distress ink- Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed/ bl Memento ink/ clear eb powder/ Embossing Folder- Sizzix/ rubber mallet

16 comments:

  1. Karen your work is so inspiring. This is one of those cards I just cannot stop staring at!
    Beautiful !!!

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  2. This is so eye-catching and simply stunning work!x

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  3. Oh, Karen, yes, sympathy cards are so hard to make, especially when you need them. It's better to have some on hand and ready to send. I totally LOVE this one. Just love the double embossing and amazingly rich colors for the sunrise in the grasses! Gorgeous, sweet friend! You never disappoint! Hugs, my friend!

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  4. Hi Karen
    Fabulous card... Love the ink colours
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  5. Oh this is beautiful Karen… so peaceful… perfect for a Sympathy card! I agree, too hard to make them when you need them... so better to have some to hand.
    Hope you have a great evening!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

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  6. Really beautiful and stylish card.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

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  7. Fabulous!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  8. Really beautiful Karen. Love the sponged distress inks and the grass silhouette. Great tip for adding just a big of dry embossing. Loll xx

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  9. What a beautiful card! I love the "dots" you made on your background paired with the dry embossed dots on the base card. Thank you SO much for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge ~ Christi

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  10. Very beautiful love the embossing. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

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  11. Gorgeous colours and design. Your CAS style is beautiful, I've checked out other posts as well. Thanks for stopping in at my blog, much appreciated, Shirleyx

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  12. Beautiful background! I love your clean and simple look. Thanks for joining us at the Craft Room!

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  13. what a beautiful sympathy card, just a lovely background and stamp combination, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi xx

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  14. I just love your bright and colorful background.

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