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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Kind & Caring Thoughts Sympathy Card

I was in need of another sympathy card. Gosh how I hate to have to make these things. Anyway, I was the website Koogle Knotes and I was inspired by a card Carol made. Ok, I was more than inspired, I practically copied the whole card!!! LOL I didn't have the background stamp she used so I used the Stampin' Up! "Texture" jumbo wheel. I just LOVE that wheel. And I did change the shape of the top layer but for the most part it's pretty much considered a CASE!!! I just loved the look of the card she had made and I thought it would be a perfect sympathy card for my friend.

When I do the Direct to Rubber technique I try to cut corners where I can. This one was easy to do. I stamped the flower image using the Melon Mambo ink pad. Then I took a blender pen and removed any color from the stem. I took a Q-tip and wiped off the stem so it was dry. Then I took my Rich Razzleberry ink pad and touched it on the edges of the flower tips. Kind of like the Rock N Roll technique. And finally I took the Always Artichoke marker and colored in the stem. I huffed on it and stamped the image on my cut piece of card stock. I set my ribbon on the stem but didn't tie it yet. I wanted to see where I was going to stamp the words. I added the words and layered the white piece on a piece of Basic Black card stock. Then I tied the Melon Mambo ribbon around it. This piece is set in place on the card using Dimensionals.

I taped a piece of the Melon Mambo ribbon to a strip of black card stock. That was then taped on a scalloped piece of Melon Mambo card stock.

The background was done using the Texture jumbo wheel and going in all directions using the Blush Blossom ink pad.

It's a very easy card to make. It just takes a little time to cut all those pieces. But all in all it's a pretty quick card!

Stop on over at Carol's blog and see the other fun things she has there! I have my eye on a couple more cards I may have to CASE too!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

2 comments:

Carol said...

Wanda... you are SO kind!! I am honored to be featured on your blog! And I am just tickled pink that you like my card enough to case it!
You have just MADE my day!!
Stampin' Hugs!!!
Carol

Sara Paschal said...

Wonderful card, love your color combo and image used.