Sunday 8 March 2020

Simple Sympathy

Hello and Welcome
Meet my card.  I like to have some extra sympathy cards on hand.  They aren't the easiest to make during such a sad moment and to have some done is a welcome relief.

So here's what I did to create my card.
I began with this leaf embossing folder and inked it up with some Distress Oxide ink.
I sprayed it with some water, then ran it though my Cuttlebug machine.  I really like the imprint it left behind.  
Next, I took my Simple Grid stencil and added some details in the corners for interest using some Hickory Smoke DOX ink.  I also rubbed some along all the edges with the same ink, using an inking tool.
I placed the piece into my Misti to stamp the sentiment and added a few black enamel dots for interest.  
I mounted it onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studio)
Inks- Versafine; Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Simple Grid Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Leaves EB folder (Darice);
Domed inking tool (; Mister (TH); black enamel dots


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is very serene. I like the idea of doing the embossing technique and then adding some stenciling. Sometimes that technique doesn’t give enough detail so your two step process is wonderful.

Pat said...

This is beautifully done Karen and is exactly right look with the Hickory Smoke which is not too dark, and the leaves and grid stencil go perfectly together. x

Craftychris said...

Absolutely perfect sympathy card beautifully made! xxx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, the monochromatic colour scheme is perfect for a sympathy card :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great way to use the embossing folder, and with the addition of the stencil, you have created a wonderful card Karen.

Mac Mable said...

I am so glad you write the step by steps Karen as I so enjoy reading how you do these amazing cards. Wow to this fabulous monochromatic card and it is a real stunner. I really must look at my embossing folders as this card is so very inspirational...Love it Karen x.

cotnob said...

A lovely sympathy card Karen, a pretty embossing folder - you have created a fabulous background with it.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lori m said...

Gorgeous card, hugs, Lori m

I Card Everyone said...

Another gorgeous creation, Karen. I haven't done one of these EB folder pressing in a long time - can't wait to do another! Thanks for the reminder of the great impact they can have.
Is it awful that sympathy/thinking of you cards are my favorites to make? I just know how much I appreciate them when I receive one myself.

Susan said...

What a fabulous sympathy card! Perfect muted colours and just a simple sentiment. Great layering of the stencilling and the embossing folder inked impression!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful sympathy card with those pretty colors and background.

Sue said...

This is really lovely Karen, so elegant. Have a very happy and creative week, Sue xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Black and white dry embossed and stenciled background for your stamped Sympathy sentiment, Karen. TFS Hugs...Nancy

Julia Aston said...

So pretty with the inked embossing and grid stenciling! love the colors you used too!

Loll said...

This is a gorgeous sympathy card Karen. The embossing folding ink is really cool done in neutrals. The stenciling adds more deliciousness. Great work, my friend! xx