Posts Tagged ‘Sympathy’

CAS Sympathy Card

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Hi Friends!  Chala here for today’s prompt word “Sympathy”.  This subject is never an easy one!  I find it so important to always have few of these types of cards in my stash, “just in case”.

My typical “go to” style for these types of cards is clean and simple.  That is exactly what today’s card is.

I stuck with a colour pallet of just black and white for my card.  However, you can add colour where you see fit.

I started off with a top folding white card base out of 120lb cardstock.  I then used the MFT A2 Rectangle Stax to die cut a piece of black cardstock and also a smaller die to cut a piece of white cardstock

I adhered the black cardstock piece in the centre of the card base with some Art Glitter Glue.  I then embossed the white cardstock piece with a simple polka dot embossing folder by Circuit.

Next I adhered that down into the centre of the black cardstock rectangle.

For my focal point I am using the Floral Circles by Pink Fresh Studios.  I love these simple and dainty dies for these types of cards and there are six different styles you can choose from or you can make six different cards for your stash.

For the sentiment on the front I used the Taylored Expressions Simple Sentiments Background and the coordinating dies.  I had placed an order for the MFT Deepest Sympathy stamp set  to use for the inside sentiment….unfortunately, it did not arrive in time for this post.  I will however be adding them to the inside of the card once it does arrive.  The sentiment in the stamp set are absolutely perfect for when you don’t know what to say!

Here is the final look at today’s clean and simple sympathy card.

Thanks for joining me for today’s quick, clean and simple sympathy card.

~Chala, x0x0

MFT Floral Blooms

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Hello Crafty friends, Nancy F here today to share on the Scrap’n Stamp blog. I decided to do something a little different, yet still playing along with the monthly challenge. I am doing an all mixed media style card, from used books pages to gel pressing. So grab your favorite beverage and sit back and enjoy it.

mixed media pages, stamped the floral  blooms on to pages of an old book and heat set it with some embossing powder. I then added gesso around the flowers

I started by stamping out these beautiful Flowers in bloom set from My Favorite things on to the pages of the book using my stamping tool and Versa Clair nocturn ink .  Then I heat set with clear embossing powder to help the image stand out from the writing, then repeated this process four times. 

I also had too many ideas flowing through my head by this point, from art journaling layouts to more cards. So stay tuned for more projects.

adding colour to the flowers with distress crayons and Dina Wakley paints


Now that all the stamping and embossing was completed it was time for the fun messy part, getting in with the paints and gesso. This is always my favorite part. 

To bring the focus more to the flowers I decided to add Dina Wakley media white gesso to the book pages, carefully going around the flowers. This really helped to mute the print down some and allow the flowers to pop. I decided to actually add some gel medium to the petals of the flowers, I felt this would seal the paper and allow me to wipe any mistakes away easily.

finishing off the edges of the book page with some ground espresso, and black soot

 I created three styles of cards with three versions of the painting. 

For the above, I would add my paint in and then wipe it away allowing it to stain the paper and give it a night tinted look. Once I was happy with how it looked I decided to distress the edges of the paper, using distress oxides and regular inks.

adding the flowers too some previously created gel pressed backgrounds

The cards themselves were larger than normal, cards measured 5 ½ X 7 ¾. I used some of my previously created gel backgrounds and really did not want to trim much off of them, thus keeping as much of the detail as possible. I chose the background to match or enhance the flowers.

A close up of one of the finished cards,

  Each gel pressed backgrounds were added to the card flat using a liquid adhesive. For a little dimension popped up the painted flowers using some foam tape. To complete the card I used a simple hello die and layered a few of them together to create dimension also adding a mirror layer to the mix.

I hope you were able to get some inspiration from the above and welcome your comments. Please also make sure to use the links below for your crafting needs. 

Have a Great Week!