Happy Saturday — It’s Lisa here this morning with a new project to share ! Today, I have one of those cards that tend to be a bit difficult for many of us to create, but are cards that mean so much to those who receive them! Today, I am sharing a Sympathy card and hope that it’s one I don’t have to use for a very long time. In my own life, I have been greatly touched with some of the very loving and encouraging cards that have been sent to me, when I have experienced a loss in my family. To me, it’s always been very bittersweet to receive a card like this, especially one that also includes a person handwritten note, or some words that will help me to smile and cherish the memories of those we have lost from our lives! This card was also created to fit into our theme and to provide you with more inspiration for our October Challenge.
In following with the challenge requirements, (use TWO “main” Hero Arts” products — i.e. Stamps, Stencils, Dies etc.) — the first thing I did was to pick out my products –and for this card, I chose two of Hero’s Stamp Sets – “Night and Day Flowers” along with another clear set, “Remember” which is a wonderful set of sentiments designed exactly for these type card cards.
Next, was to choose my colors and I chose “Purple” which I’m sure many of you already know, is my “Signature Color” — I love it and I also love that Hero Arts has an amazing array of Purple in their line! Everything from Inks, Papers, Sprays, and Embellishments all perfect for me! I began by stamping my floral image, directly onto some “Snow” laying paper, using my favorite of Hero’s Purple Ink – Grape Juice. I also picked out my sentiment and stamped that on the same piece, also in the same rich purple shade. I created my case base with more of the Snow paper and cut or a large “window” area using a Spellbinder’s Rectangle die. I then added a piece of “deep” purple cardstock (from My Favorite Things) to the inside of my window. The next step was to add some texture and I did that using a Panel of Vellum that I embossed with a Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder. I adhered that directly to the purple base and them die cut my floral image with a Lil Inker Designs -Stitched Rectangle Die and using foam tape, added that on top of my embossed panel. I them added purple gems to each of the flower centers and highlighted the image with a fine layer of white sparkling Glitter, by Ranger. To complete me my card, I used the “Dotted Ellements” die set to cut out my sentiment, which I added on top of my flowers.
I was very pleased with how this card turned out and especially love the wonderful flowers in the Night and Days Flowers Stamp Set. It’s a set I have used in many ways and I like that this card is one I could re-create in a variety of colors! I could also change it a bit by adding another of the many touching sentiments from the Remember set. I could also easily change this to be a friendship or feminine birthday card, by simply choosing one of the many other Hero Arts Stamp sets — currently have available over at the a2z Store!
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Thanks for stopping by today ! Wishing you all a fabulous Saturday and a wonderful weekend!