Monday, March 26, 2007

Card of the Week (3-26-07)

Happy Monday! I'm glad that you're back to check out this week's Card of the Week! This one is actually a sympathy card, and there's a reason for that, but, thankfully, not a serious reason. I have a lot of customers who have a great need for sympathy cards, and ask for them all the time. Also, I like to have a few on hand, in the hopes that I won't actually need them!

This one uses a very popular set, Heartfelt Thanks, and a newer set in this year's catalog, called Close as a Memory. I stamped the main image and tag on Shimmer White cardstock, and the sentiment is stamped on a transparency with White Stazon. The black brad was made with embossing powder. (See this post.)

Here are the specs...
Lovely Lilac - card base and 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 (pierce left edge)
Basic Black - 2 3/4 x 3 and 1 1/8 x 2 1/8
Going Grey - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Shimmer White - 2 7/8 x 2 5/8 (pierce right edge) and scrap for tag
Transparency - 2 1/4 x 2
Basic Black, White Stazon, Markers - Grey and Lilac
Black Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
3/4 Circle Punch
Silver Cord
White Wide Organdy
Tool Kit
1/16 Circle Punch

Okay, now you're ready to get started! Start by stamping your main image, using the 2 step stamping process. (I stamped off with the solid flower stamp.) Next, stamp the "sympathy" sentiment with Black over the flower stem, and stamp the other sentiment on the transparency, in the lower right hand corner. Lastly, stamp one of the flowers from the Close as a Memory set, that you inked with the Lilac marker, and punch it out with the larger circle punch. Add the black brad, and hang it from the tied ribbon with the Silver cord. Now just layer as shown, and you're done!

Hope that that was a bit clearer than mud! My dear sweet husband (insert slight sarcasm here) is bugging me to finish, so I'm slightly distracted! Let me know if you have questions!

Happy Stamping!



  1. This is simple yet so striking!

  2. I really love the tones you used. The grey, black, and white really make the lovely lilac pop! Beautiful card.


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