Saturday 29 January 2022

Heavy Heart

Happy Saturday.
Hoping to get in some crafting time today.
Meet today's card.  I'm trying to add to my stash of sympathy cards and this is what I came up with.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock 3 3/4 x 5".  I like that size as there is room to mat it before adding it onto a card base.
  • I got out a variety of Distress Oxide inks and using my Blending Brushes, just started blending away.  Colours used:  Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Weathered Wood
  • When I was happy with the inking, I spritzed water over the whole panel lifting some of the ink and blending other areas and then set it aside to dry.
  • I placed the dry panel into my Misti, rubbed with my Anti-static bag and stamped with this beautiful Leaf Ledger stamp using some Versamark ink and white heat embossed.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • I die cut the new-to-me sentiment with white cardstock, then cut the outline with a piece of vellum and glued them together, then onto my card front.  
  • I added some silver gems that are most difficult to see in the photo.

Thanks again so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Stamps & Fun= Creativity
A Place to Start- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Leaf Ledger (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Versamark; Distress Oxide
Paper- Vellum; white cs- (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Lawn Fawn white eb powder; heat tool; Misti; 
white Posca pen; TE Blending Brushes; Sympathy die (SSS); Anti Static bag


Kathyk said...

This is simply gorgeous despite the solemn occasion it's designed for


Julia Aston said...

I came from SCS to see what colors you used for your beautiful background! Love this! xx

Dotty Jo said...

A stunning card, Jo x

Pat said...

This is beautiful Karen and I love the white embossed Leaf Ledger stamp and the sentiment looks great place on a piece of vellum. x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully design and coloured Karen, Kate x

Sarn said...

Another stunner - and why not have a beautiful card for a sad occasion?
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, OMG I love that background ♥

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

This is very beautiful, and is perfect for a sympathy card. As I said on FB, I'd like to follow your instructions. I just sent off a note to Scrap n Stamp to see if they will bring the I.O. stamp in for me. I see Waterloo's business doesn't carry I.O.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Mac Mable said...

Striking card, great background and the white heat embossing on the leaves looks perfect for the sad occasion x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

More beauitful work Karen for a Sympathy card.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

An awesome background for these leaves, Karen! I love how you've backed the sentiment with vellum!

Doris P. said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at S+F=C.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great background karen, and beautifully stamped with the leaves
Stay safe

Chana Malkah said...

Outstanding! You employed every technique beautifully! Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation with us at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Sam I Am said...

Sympathy cards are very hard to do. You did a wonderful job with this one! Thank you for sharing your creation at A Place to Start Challenge blog, Samantha, DT member