Sunday, June 7, 2009

2 New Cards

Two new cards this afternoon. One is a just because kind of card and the other is a sympathy card.

Inspiration for the 1st card came from this card: CraftCrazy98 Thank You Card

I started with my Soft Subtles ink and went from there to create the background for this card. The background panels overlap the card base just a little bit, but I know my envelope is big enough to handle the little overlap.

The main image uses Cheep Talk. The birds are stamped in Bashful Blue on the cardstock and then stamped again on scrap pieces in Pacific Point. These were then cut out and attached over the original stamped images and helps to create a sort of shadow affect.

Stamping Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Petal Pizzazz and Cheep Talk
Pacific Point for card base and also 2 1/2x4" background for main image
Pale Plum - 3 strips - 1 3/8x 5 1/8"
Whisper White - 3 3/4 x 5 - stamped with Petal Pizzazz and Cheep Talk flowers and leaves then cut into 3 strips of 1 1/4" each
2 x 3 1/2" for main image
Buttton Bouquet
Inks: Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst

A dear little 97 year old lady from one of my husband's churches passed away on Friday. This image from the Silent Night set is one of my favorites.

The church was stamped in Stazon Jet Black ink. I then took SU Markers and dotted the trees with Summer Sun and many different greens. Trees usually have many shades to there leaves.

The background was sponged using Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Bordering Blue, and Night of Navy. The moon is created with a 1 1/4" punched piece from a sticky note. This was attached before any sponging was done to create the affect.

The church steeple is layered to add some depth and the evergreen trees are cut out and attached with dimensionals for added depth as well.

I hope you like what I've created today. I know that I'm pleased with them.


my5bratz said...

great work, love the dp on the first card :0)

Deb said...

Karen - beautiful cards. I especially like the soft colors on the first card.

Crystal said...

Karen these are beauties... I love the colors and the layout on the first one and the second one wow what a gorgeous scene!

Anonymous said...

Nice cards Karen, the sympathy card is very serene, and peaceful.

Judy Rozema said...

How wonderful these both are!

Amy Johnson said...

What lovely cards. I especially love the bird card, not only because I love birds, but I love the buttons, paper and color. And your church image is the perfect image for your sympathy card. I am sorry for your loss.