Friday, March 3, 2017

With Sympathy

What a great week it's been! The Stampendous Design Team members have been sharing beautiful projects featuring the great stencils offered by Stampendous. Stencils are easy to work with and allow you to create wonderful cards and projects with a wide variety of techniques. 

Today I created a quick, easy, yet lovely, Sympathy card. Usually we don't have a lot of notice for when we might need a sympathy card, so make several in a variety of colors to keep on hand.  This turquoise shade is very soothing. The Southwest Background (DWLJ807) pairs nicely with the With Sympathy (DWLM174) stencil.

"With Sympathy"
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

DWLM174 With Sympathy
DWLJ807 Southwest Background
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

My Color Cardstock - Seafoam, Tropical Splash
Distress Inks - peacock feathers, crushed pistachio
Removable Tape
Foam Tape

Step 1:  Fold a 4 3/4" x 12" piece of Seafoam cardstock in half to form a top fold A6 card
Step 2: Tape the With Sympathy stencil to a 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of  white paper with removable tape
Step 3: Use a 1/2" stencil brush to apply two inks to the design, remove and clean the stencil
Step 4:  Tape the Southwest Background stencil on a 2 1/8" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock lining the stencil opening along the top edge of the paper, use a 1/2" stencil brush to apply the two inks keeping the color a little light towards the bottom, move the stencil down lining up the pattern and continue inking to the bottom edge
Step 5:  Mat the With Sympathy on a 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" piece of Seafoam, and the Southwest Background on a 2 1/4" x 5 5/8" piece of Seafoam
Step 6: Adhere a 1 1/2" x 6" strip of Tropical Splash near the left edge of the card front, then adhere the Southwest Background image on it leaving a small edge of Tropical Spash around the top, bottom and left side
Step 7:  Adhere a 1 1/2" x 3 5/8" piece of Tropical Splash across the top edge of the With Sympathy leaving a small edge of Tropical Splash across the top and two upper sides
Step 8:  Use foam tape on the right edges of the With Sypathy, and adhesive to attach the piece to the lower portion of the card front

More great ideas can be found here:

Stampendous Blog

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,

1 comment:

Viki Banaszak said...

I could really use that this week. Gorgeous card.