Friday, May 10, 2013

Peace Quilt & Design Team Call

Hi folks! I'm sharing a sympathy card that I created using one of the new Cover-A-Card background stamps. It's never easy to make sympathy cards, so I wanted to have a few on hand for those times when they are needed.

I started by cutting some Kraft cardstock (new in the store!) to 5.5" x 8.5" and then I folded it in half to create my card base. Next, I cut some plum cardstock to 3.5" x 4.25". I stamped this plum cardstock with the beautiful new Quilt Cover-A-Card background stamp using Versamark. I covered this with Clear Detail Embossing Powder, tapped off the excess, and used my heat gun to melt the powder. Using a clear embossing powder usually means that you will get a deeper shade of the original cardstock color. (This doesn't work on pale colors such as white or vanilla.) I really love this Quilt stamp and how it pops out because of the clear embossing powder. So beautiful!

This embossed plum cardstock piece was adhered to my kraft card base, and then I added a strip of dark brown cardstock above that. The ends were simply notched out with scissors.

For the sentiment piece, I cut out some vanilla cardstock with a Labels 18 die (Spellbinders). While the cardstock was still inside the die, I sponged some plum ink around the inside and then removed the cardstock from the die. I stamped the sentiment from the With Sympathy set (JustRite) with plum ink and then adhered it to my card.

I kept this card simple because I wanted the gorgeous richness of the embossing on the plum cardstock to stand out. This Quilt background is so lovely and elegant and perfect for all kinds of cards, whether they are birthday cards, sympathy cards, thank you cards, or even holiday cards.

If you would like to go shopping and pick up a few things at Classy Cards 'n Such, feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order.  While you are shopping there, check out the Design Team call that was just posted: Design Team Call at Classy Cards 'n Such.  If you want to be on a Design Team and earn free products, give this a shot!  I'd love to have you on the team with me!  :-)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons Challenge #45 - No designer paper
Simply Create Too #37 - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime #9 - Emboss (wet or dry)


DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Holly: Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #37 - "Anything Goes". Your sympathy card is so pretty--love the plum color. Have you ever used digi stamps? Check out my free digis at my blog [listed below]--you'll get hooked!

Hope to see your creations in all our upcoming challenges too.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Dewi Lestari said...

So elegant and pretty! Thanks for joining at Simply Create Too: Anything Goes

Jackiekg said...

Simple but very elegant - lovely card. Thank
you for joining us at Lady Anne's Challenges
- Nana Vic's Challenges. Hope to see you
again soon.

cebelica said...

I agree, sympathy cards are never easy to make. I think you did a great job with yours. It's really elegant. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty ribbons!

pinky said...

Beautiful card, love the rich colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous, stylish creation...thanks for playing with Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

fun stamping said...

What a beautiful sympathy card - serene and elegant! Love your color choices!

Thank you for entering Simply Create Too’s challenge! I hope you will play again in the upcoming challenges!
Cornelia – Simply Create Too Design Team Member