July 29, 2009

I made this card for today's sketch challenge.

My husband's grandmother's cousin passed away this past weekend (unexpectedly) and I thought to myself that I should have had some sympathy cards on hand. I generally make sympathy cards as I need them, but I thought it would be a good idea to make some extras.

I recently received this stamp set and I haven't had a chance to use it until now. I love all of the wonderful cards that I have seen using this stamp set so I just had to have it!

As for my card, I first started to color the stamp using my SU markers, but that took forever and my resulting image didn't look that great. I ended up inking up my stamp with my Certainly Celery ink pad and then wiping off the tree trunk and coloring the branches using my Close to Cocoa SU marker; my image came out much better this way.

I don't have very much Certainly Celery paper left so I decided to use some decorative paper that I have for my background paper. My ribbon is from Offray. I decided to use a technique that I learned on splitcoast (from a past challenge) called 'ribbon stacking'. I just layered my ribbon and taped them together (using my ATG tape gun) and tied my knot.
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tmcc4 said...

Love the card!!! what a great color combo...nice job!! TFS!!

Monica said...

Sorry to hear of your husband's grandmother's passing. I'm sure your card will give much comfort.

Softpencil said...

So sweet card! sorry for hearing about your husband's grandmother's cousin...

Cheryl Walker said...

Sooo sorry to hear your sad news.:( Very cute card!!!