Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I am taking part in a special International Blog Highlight by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop. I would greatly appreciate it if you would please vote for my project. You can vote Tuesday Sep 19 @ 6pm Eastern by clicking here
*voting starts Tuesday 9/19 @ 6pm Eastern time US and lasts for 5 days
I am in slot #4 . Voting is done by clicking on the heart in the upper right hand corner of the picture that appears when your mouse hovers over the photo.
Our theme for this highlight is to create a sympathy card. We will all be using different Stampin’ Up! products with the same theme, but imagine how many different card designs there will be for us all to say thank you ?!?
Sympathy and other Themed Card Types
Sympathy and Masculine cards always seem to be the hardest card themes to create for many crafters. I have these same issues if I concentrate on it too long, lol. The solution I have discovered in my own crafting is to go simple and serene. By creating a card design with one focal point and a few subtle accents, I’m able to lend the feeling of a sympathy card. The “thinking of you” sentiment works for just about any type of card and applies the thought that we are in this together. No one is alone. So, the next time you tackle a project that has gotten your goat, just remember that you are not in this alone 🙂
Colorful Seasons Bundle
The focal point of the card is most certainly the leaf. Creating dramatic effect with high contrast colors is at once eye catching. I pulled colors together that share the same color tones and had a serene feeling for me. The stamping allowed the silver embossed die cut area to be drawn out into the card. Highlighting the Tempting Turquoise layer behind the die cut area helps to transition the eye from the center of the target design.
I used stamp pads to color the watercolor paper die cut. Simple and no fuss can be achieved by any skill level crafter. This card reminds me of the stages in life and I hope the imagery translates to you too. Be sure to check out the YouTube process video I created for this project at the links below.
Measurements for this Project
for the greeting card
Basic Gray card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (scored and folded)
Tempting Turquoise card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White card stock panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
plus Watercolor paper card stock for stamped & painted leaf
I’ve made a video tutorial for this project. To view the video on YouTube, CLICK HERE or watch below
Here is a supply list for this project, which includes links you can click to purchase an item, at no additional cost to you, or get detailed information. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
These components work together to make a nice, clean and simple card design with pleasant colors. It will be easy for you to duplicate and try a new color scheme. Thanks for visiting my blog today, please make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop!
Meanwhile, I hope you find a simple card design and make it your own.
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