Sunday, 16 July 2017

Simply with sympathy


A simple card that says all it needs to say. I always think that sympathy cards should be understated rather than overdone. The stamp on the right hand side had a bit of inking missing at the top, but I don't think it matters as it adds to its wispy nature. These were then heat embossed with detail clear.

Two tone background stamped with Penny Black sparklers inked with memento rich cocoa plus a sentiment stamp from Hobbycraft.


This is for:

Penny Black Saturday July challenge: flowers
Sparkles 94: thinking of you or a sympathy card
Pile it on 132: something beginning with S
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): heat embossing + a stamp
Stamping sensations July: anything with flowers
Penny Black and more at Allsorts July: for the boys (suitable to send to a man, I think)
Pammie's inky pinkies 1728: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 14: anything goes
Oddball stamps: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 248: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 62: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 291: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes
Creative fingers 134: anything goes
DL.ART July linky

Commissioned 80th birthday card


I was asked to make the card suitable for posting without anything being spoiled ... as flat as possible. It's an 8 x 8 card so it will still require a large letter stamp, but there are no awkward bits sticking up.

I decided to use a long neglected lovely Penny Black stamp 'sweet peas' inked with memento and coloured with spectrum noir pens. This was then cut out with a todo cross hatch die, using a larger one to cut some Hunkydory card as a layer. The background card was embossed with an Embossalicious folder (doesn't really show up much here). Other bits and pieces from stash, including the Hobbycraft ribbon with bow.



This is for:

Penny Black Saturday July challenge: flowers
Crafty friends 62: floral
Daisy chain 10: floral
Stamping sensations July: anything with flowers
International art & soul 12: elements of nature
The ribbon girl July any image challenge
Cute card Thursday 486: ribbons
Really reasonable ribbon 167: anything goes with ribbon
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): happy birthday + a stamp
Paru  July: birthday
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Noor July: use die cuts
Sasayaki glitter July: your favourite colour - love working with pinks and lilac
Colour crazy week 28: anything goes
Color insiration Monday link up 24
Crafty awesomeness July: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 27: summer
Eclectic Ellapu July: summer colours
4 crafty  chicks 359: summer celebrations
Art at Stampz by Star: summer celebrations
Scrap n challenge: summer
Creatalicious 119: anything goes + option: summer
Cards und more 14: anything goes with summer
Glitter n sparkle 248: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 62: anything goes
One crazy stamper July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes
Creative fingers 134: anything goes
DL.ART July linky