Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sympathy Card

Happy Sunday evening to you!  There are just times when you know you have outdone yourself and this is one of those times.  I am loving this card!  Hate to brag, but this one just seemed to be exactly what I was after when I started this card.  Just don't seem to happen often enough for me.

So now on to tell you what inspired this card.  First of all the sketch at stamping 411 was the starting point of my inspiration.  Their sketch this week is fabulous.  Second, I knew this week challenge at LateNightStampers was to make a sympathy card, so I needed something that went along with that challenge.  Third, I have been wanting this stamp set since the catalog came out in July and I finally ordered it a couple of weeks ago and had been looking for just the right card.  It all seemed to fit for this card, so here it is.

To color this image, I first stamped the image in Not Quite Navy.  Then using a blender pen and always artichoke ink, I colored in the leaves.  I then pulled out the very vanilla craft ink and using the blender pen colored in the flower.  The funny thing was as I colored it in, the not quite navy kind of blended with the very vanilla and I love the color.  It is almost a baja breeze which is why I used the vintage flower.  Last but not least, I put the always artichoke card stock and the very vanilla cardstock together and then used the new embossing folder "Framed Tulips" and sponged around the tulips soft suede ink to give it a little vintage look and finished it off with some vanilla shimmer smooch spritz.

All items used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets: Happiness Shared, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede
Vintage Flower
Framed Tulip embossing folder
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
Blending Pen

Thanks so much for looking and please let me know what you think!


Butternutsage said...

Beautiful Card I love it ALL My favorite this week so far!

Kerin said...

Bragging is definitely in order for this card!! As if it weren't gorgeous enough on it's own, the smooch spritz really takes it over the top! Thanks for playing this week :)

NickelNook said...

You just go right ahead and brag Jonia, it's gorgeous! :o)

Selene Kempton said...

This is breathtakingly gorgeous!

Robin Merriman said...

simply beautiful!

Patti Chesky said...

I love this too! The rose adornament is the perfect finishing touch!

Connie Babbert said...

Love the rose accent on a beautiful card!