Monday, April 28, 2008

Sympathy card

German Phrase of the Day: Ihnen Frieden und Komfort wünschen. = Wishing you comfort and peace. I don't make sympathy cards. When one is needed, I use a Thinking of You card because I like that better...makes me feel less bad I guess. But, I LOVE this new Free with 3 set from GinaK!

For this card I started with the focal image. I inked the flowers up with my Certainly Celery, Regal Rose and Apricot Appeal markers, huffed, and stamped. These flowers are so pretty...and I know they would look great with different techniques such as poppin pastels, chalkboard, etc - which I hope to get to when I get back. But for this first use of them I wanted to start simply. After stamping the flowers, I stamped the greeting with Basic Gray ink over the stems, then mounted it onto Certainly Celery and Regal Rose cs.

The next layer is some Certainly Celery prints DSP with the same flower image stamped in certainly celery ink repeatedly to add to the background. I like the way it turned out. I clipped the corners then sponged the edges, then adhered this to some Pretty in Pink CS. I added the silver brads in the corners, then tied the pink gingham ribbons around it before adhering to the Regal Rose card base. Finally, I popped the central piece up with pop dots and added the flowers with bling center that I got from Gina last month. I like how it looks like it's another flower on that stem going over to the side.

Have a wonderful day! I'll be back home again soon.

Supplies: (all supplies from Stampin' Up! unless noted)
Stamps: Comfort & Peace from GinaK Designs

CS: stamper's select white,
, certainly celery, pretty in pink, regal rose, certainly celery prints DSP
Ink: regal rose, certainly celery, apricot appeal, basic gray
Acc: pink gingham ribbon, flowers and bling from GinaK, silver brads



  1. Such a nice sympathy card Jana! Just perfect! :)

  2. This is so soft and pretty. I love the flowers stamped ONTO the designer paper layer. I used mine as a background too, but I love the effect of it on DP.

    Really sweet card!


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