Monday, October 14, 2019

Happy Purrthday










Enough sympathy card posts for now.
It's time to move on to sharing the half dozen cards
I made over the weekend of World Card Making Day/Digital Scrapbook Day !

I'll start with this adorable swing card with cute partying cat images.

I found this stamp set with matching dies at a yard sale recently. 
New, never used, until now when I made this card !
It is by Lawn Fawn and called Meow You Doin'.

I also used a Flip It card die from Sizzix

The images are stamped on water color paper
then colored with ink from my dye ink pads 
using an aqua painter. 

They are die cut then popped up on dimensionals.

All inks and papers were from Stampin' Up!

The stitched circle die is from The Stamps of Life.





Bonus Project:
a coordinating "candle holder cake topper"!




Topper stuck in a slice of home made New York style cheesecake
I made for the birthday girl.

I didn't really want to poke 28 candles into the
top of the pretty cheesecake, so I made this single
candle holder/topper for her slice.
This also tells me when looking back at the photos
in the future that it was her 28th birthday
and
it kept germs from being spread to the rest of the cake
as she blew out the single candle on her slice ;)

If you are interested, here is the recipe I used.
It tuned out beautifully and was delicious. 


Thanks for looking =) 




Saturday, October 12, 2019

Monochrome Sympathy Card


This is the second card I made for the current challenge at

I was in need of more Sympathy cards,
so I chose to use the center row going down on
their tic tac toe board:
sympathy, embossing folder, monochrome. 
It could also be one of the diagonals:
floral, embossing folder, die cut or punch. 

Supplies from Stampin' Up! 
Stamps: Elements of Style (2010)
                 Close As A Memory (2006)
Basic Black and Sahara Sand card stocks
Memento black ink
Subtle 3D embossing folder
black organdy ribbon 5/8"
dimensionals
stitched rectangles die (Stamps of Life)




This shows the texture I created on the front
using the embossing folder by Stampin' Up!
I stamped the Toile image first.

The sentiment is attached to the card front
with dimensionals. 



This is the inside of the card.



Thanks for looking =) 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Sympathy For A Friend










A long time friend lost his father suddenly late last month,  so I made this card for the family.

Rubber stamp images are long retired from Stampin' Up!
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Botanicals 3D embossing folder texture fades
gold rub on paste
gold eyelets and brad
black embossing powder
gold metallic ink
vellum
Sage Shadow, Basic Black, Gold Metallic, Very Vanilla card stocks


Thanks for looking

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sympathy Swing Card






Sadly, I've used up my small stash of Sympathy cards and need to make a few more to have on hand.
I used the current Tic Tac Toe challenge at Retro Rubber to create this one. It was simple enough with a swing card die and is flat enough to mail without requiring extra postage.

All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: 
Roses In Winter  2003
Itty Bitty Backgrounds  1997
So Sorry 2013
Papers:
Pale Plum
Whisper White
Inks: 
Pale Plum
Perfect Plum
Mellow Moss
Barely Banana


Royal Flip It Card Die from Sizzix


Here is the Tic Tac Toe board. I used the top row across: pastel colors, sympathy, floral.
I may make another going down the center row.



Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Sympathy From A Friend








What a pretty,  shimmery sympathy card that we received from my online "pen pal".
This year has been the worst ever, bad things happening to our family doesn't end.
Last month my husband had to say goodbye to his mom.

On a happier note, I was able to spend some time making cards recently
so I will have a few to share soon.

Thanks for looking =)