Friday, August 15, 2008


I needed yet another sympathy card. I made this card using similar colors and the technique that was used on one of the convention make&takes, but I did used more colors. Stamp set: Inspired by Nature, Hero Arts Sympathy; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla; Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Tangerine Tango; Accessories: Pewter Hodgepodge, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon; Techniques: sponging ink on stamp, distressing.
I had never done this technique before convention. You use sponge daubers (here I just used a sponge) to ink up your image, it gives it a different look. The scan of this card does not give it justice, the flowers showed up a little bit more and looks a lot better in person. I used Kiwi Kiss ink on the grass and the flower stems then used some tangerine tango and so saffron on the flowers, kind of mixed it together.



6 comments:

ScrappyGypsy said...

The card is beautiful and a very nice display of your talents!

Maria said...

Oooh, so pretty! I bought that stamp set! I can't wait to receive it!! I love the whimsical look to the colors! Beautiful!

Maria

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Very nice. I love the earthy feel to this card.

Flossie's Follies said...

Sympathy cards are so difficult to create, this one is lovely and I am sure will be much appreciated.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful!! Love the soft look!

Lori said...

What a sweet card! I have gone to too many funerals of late and have been buying store bought cards (gasp!!). I may have to case this one.

Have a great Labor Day!