Monday, 24 February 2014

Layered Background Sympathy

Good Morning.  I like to have some sympathy cards on hand and ready to be sent if needed.  I like them to be simple and uncluttered.  This card was a result of playing with Distress inks and stenciling and the little jacket pictured below as inspiration.
I began making my card by rubbing Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress inks onto my white cardstock with a blending tool.  Next, I sprayed water on my piece to blend the colours.  When that was dry, I laid pieces of drywall tape over the top of my inked piece and rubbed on some more of the background colours.  I was happy with the way it looks, great way to created depth.  Final step was to stamp the branch and the sentiment which I embossed.

I am adding my card to this challenge:
CAS on Sunday- Masculine

Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for coming by to take a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Memory Box, Impression Obsession/ Distress ink/ drywall tape/ blending tool/ embossing powder

photo from Wee Folk Studio


Diana said...

So pretty...I love how all the blues look together.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, how absolutely rich and beautiful, Karen! I LOVE the colors - our faves - and your background is amazing! So rich with the black on the blue and then the black striking, sweet friend!! Hugs!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is beautiful! I love the depth and richness of color, the branch is so striking against the background you created!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Great inspiration - love your card! Beautiful background! Congrats on making the hall of fame at Addicted to CAS - well deserved, you are such an amazing card maker!

Gabby said...

Great interpretation of your inspiration piece! Nice card, Karen! I've made a few sketches for that challenge but haven't gotten to making the card(s) as yet. Eventually, I hope to. :)

Sian Ridley said...

Gorgeous! This is a perfect sympathy card, although I hope you don't have to send it :) I have a piece of skrim (drywall tape) sitting on my desk as we speak and I keep meaning to use it - seeing this beautiful outcome I'm going to have to pull my finger out! :)