It's Thursday all ready!!!!
Time sure flies when you are having fun!
Having 5 days off (the weekend, followed by 3 personal days) followed by 2 work days and then another long weekend (for Memorial Day, here in the states) really does make the weeks go quickly!!!
This card was inspired by so many different challenges, tutorials and blog posts that I hope that I remember to mention all of them so credit is given where it is due!
This card definitely took some thinking! Just like Heather Nichols said in her Beyond Basic Emboss Resist tutorial, it definitely helped with the end result. When I got the PTI newsletter with this tutorial, I think I hung on every word, swearing that I would try it!!!
Next PTI inspiration was the Make It Monday #16 challenge done by Dawn McVey this week. Her focus was on simple tips for making sympathy cards. I learned a lot.......like using "color" is not a bad thing for sympathy cards......in fact, I really love her pink card in the video.
I used some muted colors, but I think it all came together.
|I used the emboss resist with the French writing underneath the ferns. I love the look of the writing showing through. I'm not sure that I'm too fond of this color combination, but in person, it really doesn't look that bad.|
|This sentiment from Impression Obsession's Sympathy Sentiments stamp set is so beautiful. You can click to enlarge this photograph.|
In the Off the Wall Craftiness #53 Color Challenge for this week, Kim mentions that these colors could be tricky......so maybe I have in my mind that it would be difficult to begin with. I also followed the Sweet Sunday #118 Sketch Challenge for the layout. I just had to turn the sketch to make it work with this image.
Finally, here is the MIM #16 video if you would like to see Dawn's tips in action:
Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Wildflower Garden stamp set
Hero Arts - Old French Writing wooden stamp
Impression Obsession - Sympathy Sentiment stamp set (inside)
Mat Stack #3 Collection stamp set
Round & Round stamp set
Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Ocean Tides and Ripe Avocado cs
Ocean Tides grosgrain ribbon
Filigree embossing powder - Clear
Memento ink - Bamboo LeavesVersaMagic ink - Aegean Blue