Today’s post is a card I made last night on request from my mother-in-law. Her friend’s dog passed away yesterday and she wanted to send her a sympathy card as she often looked after the dog. I used the D is for Dog stamp set (p62 IB&C) and the tree is from Thoughts & Prayers stamp set (p112 IB&C). The paper is from the new Sale-a-Bration Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper.
You can’t tell by the photo but I also embossed the leaves. I used my VersaMarker on each of the leaves before heat embossing with clear embossing powder. This gives the leaves a bit of a shadowing effect and a textured surface.
I used the Just Add Ink #101 – Sketch Challenge layout for the card. I was particularly inspired by JAI Design Team member Kathy Tanner. Kathy did some beautiful brayering on her card and although I don’t own a brayer (yet!) I used my Stampin’ Pastels (p146 I&C) to get a similar but much softer effect.
Here is a close up:
Inside the card:
- Stamp Set/s: D is for Dog and Thoughts & Prayers
- Card: Soft Suede, Peach Parfait and Very Vanilla
- Ink: Soft Suede, VersaMark Pad, VersaMarker, Crumb Cake
- Accessories/Tools: snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, sponges, paper snips, hemp twine, Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Antique Brass Brads, Stampin’ Pastels, Sponge Dauber, clear embossing power, heat tool, embossing buddy, power pals, circle scissors plus with glass mat, Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment and Scallop Square die (non-Stampin’ Up!).