Thursday, September 6, 2018

A Stylized Sympathy Card by Stretching Your Stamps

Hello Everyone!! 
Nora here with a stylized poppy sympathy card.

I am always looking for different ways to use my stamp sets so before I made this card, I did two things. First I looked through my CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets to see what I could use. I needed a sympathy card and wanted to make some poppy flowers, since they symbolize death.

 "Peaceful Garden" had the right shapes for me to create my stylized poppies. 

I then sketched out what I wanted the card to look like, indicating what stamp sets I was going to use for each element.

In Step 1, I inked up the solid circle shape in red and spritzed it with water before I stamped each image. This gave the circles a mottled look.

For Step 2, I stamped quartet outline heart in black from "Peaceful Garden" to create the flower centers.

In Step 3, I used the large swirl stamp from the same stamp set, just inking the outside in black to get an outline.

Step 4, 5 and 6-I drew in some stems and stamped the solid leaf in green from the "Peace and Comfort" stamp set. 

I masked the sentiment from the same set to stamp my sentiment. Instead of being on one line, I broke it up to stamp on two.

In Steps 7 and 8, I stamped the outline of the leaves in black and used spray mist to drop green and pink drips onto the card front.

I added the white card front onto an A2, red card front. Then I adhered some die cut leaves and a flower with foam adhesive that I had cut out using the "Garden Fri-Dies."  My last two steps were to color the flower centers in with a yellow gel pen and adhere a clear gem over the middle of each one.

I encourage you to look at your stamps to see how you can use them in a new way. You never know what you can come up with!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


1 comment:

Lisa Elton said...

This is just fabulous Nora, I love every little thing about it!