Tuesday, January 6, 2015

With Sympathy

Happy Tuesday!! I hope 2015 is bringing you some joy.

I am back at work after a fabulous 10 days off. I am so refreshed and thank God for the vacation that I get at Christmas time. It is a blessing.

Now I am getting ready to host a baby shower on Friday for someone at work. I am NOT much of an entertainer, so this is a big thing for me. I am not a decorator either, (though you would think I would be because I like to craft) so having people at my house to "show it off" is very intimidating. I am all for conquering my fears (of judgement) so I decided to volunteer to have it here. That and I LOVE my co-worker who is having the baby and totally happy to celebrate with her. Hopefully I will be able to get some good photos of the party that I can post this weekend.

Today I am sharing with you two sympathy cards I created. As I was cleaning my desk up last week, I decided to do a "make a card from the supplies on my desk" challenge. I had stamped these images using Distress Markers and then used a wet paint brush over them to get a watercolor effect. Then the cards sat and I never did anything with them, as is often the case. I decided they would make decent sympathy cards.

Such a simple card using "Penelope's Blossom" stamps from Lawn Fawn. I used an MFT Blueprints die to cut out the watercolor paper and mounted it on a Royal Velvet card.

To finish, I used Stickles to add some sparkle to the center of the flowers. I think this came out so pretty!!

For the second card, I die cut the watercolor panel with a Mama Elephant die and layered it over a piece of patterned paper that was cut with the companion die in the set.

I used Stickles on this card for the middle of the red and orange flowers, as well as used a clear Wink of Stella over the yellow roses. It is hard to see from the photo but I tried!!

This technique is so much fun to do and it looks like I actually water colored these pieces. I think I might make a few for myself to frame.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a great night!!

Paper-140lb Watercolor paper, Pebbles-"Rouge Mini Dot," Stampin Up! "Old Olive," and Paper Trey Ink "Royal Velvet"
Stamps-Lawn Fawn-"Penelope's Blossoms," Paper Trey Ink-sentiment
Dies-Mama Elephant and My Favorite Things
Other-Big Shot Machine, Ranger Distress Markers, Stickles, Gray Ink, paint brush