Tuesday, April 24, 2007

VT sympathy card

The color challenge on SCS this week is Pumpkin Pie and Bravo Burgandy. These are the Stampin' Up equivilant of the Virginia Tech colors. There is someone on SCS that knows two of the families who have lost loved ones, and they are forwarding on sympathy cards.
I totally lucked out today and came across a TON of the brand new Cuttlebug stuff at Michaels. I picked up a couple of embossing folders that I had been eyeing, and used one of them "Spots and Dots" on this card.

The card base is Pumpkin Pie cardstock stamped with a couple of the cool dots from the Green Thumb Papertrey set. They match up PERFECTLY with this embossing folder. Then I used the ink pad and the direct to paper technique to ink up the edges.

I ran a small piece of Bravo Burgandy through the Cuttlebug with the Spots and Dots folder, and mounted it on the card front. (This card is 4 1/4 inch square). I used my paper snips to create a small slit along the edge of the card, and tied a piece of white grosgrain around the embossed strip.

The images are also from the PaperTrey Ink Green Thumb set with Stampin' Up classic inks. Once the flowers were stamped, I stamped the "with sympathy" sentiment on top, using the PaperTrey set Paper Tray.

To finish the main image, I used my Bravo Burgandy marker with the color spritzer tool to add some dimention to the card. Then I sponged the edges with some Pumpkin Pie ink. This was mounted on a small piece of Bravo Burgandy cardstock.

I mounted this on the card, and then added a tiny bit of Diamond Stickles to the centers of each flower. I really like how this card turned out, the reason it was made though...well, it's just a tragedy.


Allison said...

Terrific looking card...great work on the challenge!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

This is beautiful. I know the families will really appreciate your card! Excellent idea! Chris

Allison said...

Please see here: http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2007/04/i-am-playing-around-with-this-post.html

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

Wow...looks great!!! I love those colors!!!

Maria said...

Great card! I love the colors!