Thursday, March 17, 2011

We Interrupt LOAD... bring you a card. Unfortunately, I needed to make a sympathy card. Hands down, this is my least favorite kind of card to make and I usually procrastinate doing so. This one is late but it will be sent with love later today. Here it is:
To create the image, I used a technique that Jennifer McGuire introduced called smooching. She has a great video tutorial on her blog. Basically, you ink up the stamp, kiss it to another stamp and then slide or twist the inked stamp across the stamp it is kissing before lifting it up and stamping. For my card, I inked up the Hero Arts Poppy Background stamp and smooched with with the Stripes Pattern. I like that it looks like the flowers are against the siding of a house. Here's a close-up:
To finish off my card, I scored a border around the edge of the card, added some pearls to the stamped image, stamped a sentiment, and used some embroidery floss to make a bow. Here's a close-up:

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (white); Stampin' UP! (Soft Sky; Blue Bayou);
Stamps: Hero Arts (Poppy Background; Stripes Pattern; Deepest Sympathy);
Ink: Stampin' UP! (Soft Sky; Blue Bayou);Ranger (Jet Black);
Tools: Martha Stewart Scoring Board;
Misc.: Recollections White Pearls; DMC white floss;


Beth Hallgren said...

What a beautiful card! I may have to check out that tutorial, I have to have a visual :)

Cassie said...

What a beautiful card! I have been given the Stylish Blogger Award and have passed it on to you. Check out the details here:

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, it's beautiful, Linda! Lovely stamp and technique, and the scored border really makes a nice frame. This is an ideal sympathy card. I'm sorry you had need of it. I agree, the most difficult cards to make.

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Linda... Sorry for the reason that prompted its creation. It will surely bring some comfort with its quiet still beauty.