Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Kind of Card We All Dislike Having to Make..

A sympathy card. A coworker's mother-in-law passed away this week and I needed a great card. My friend has participated in my stamping events, so I knew a handmade card would be appreciated. The problem with making this kind of card is knowing where to start and how to handle the layout, message, and colors. Lucky for me, the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge this week offered a perfect layout:

The colors and message came from the stamp set and what I love to see trees stamped in!I needed to change the square image to an oval due to the size and shape of  my sentiment, but I'm pretty proud of my take on the sketch:

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Rockability Designer Series Paper, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, and Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Circle Scissors, Glass Mat, Latte Buttons, Oval Scallop Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

I first stamped the images and then cropped them. I used my Circle Scissors to cut the circles. IT WAS SO EASY! I love that I could make the circles any size I wanted--2 1/2 and 2 3/8 just with a turn of a dial. Hint: To make reading the scale easier, I added a piece of Whisper White Cardstock behind the numbers. I got this tip from Mary Fish, whom you can check out at her blog here

Another cool aspect of this card is the Designer Series Paper. I used Rockability! Can you believe it? It's the one with princess crowns, skulls, cherries, and yes, this delightful dotted pattern. Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper is so versatile! Plus, it's on sale this month (buy 3 get the fourth free). You have one more day to qualify an order for my Birthday special. 

. Email me at lilyinkpad@yahoo.com with an order of $25 or more and get FREE SHIPPING! My treat!

2. Place an online order of $25 or more using my Stampin' Up! website and I will send you a set of 10 handmade cards!

The deadline for both offers is May 20th, and only good through me, Sara Mattson-Blume, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sara, I think you did a great job on the sketch. I don't think anyone likes to make a sympathy card. This one is beautiful.


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