Today I have the honor of being Guest Designer at Craft Stamper; I am so thrilled! A big thank you to the Design Team for having me and for choosing my card as the July winner. I have a sympathy card I made for a dear friend to share with you.
For my back panel I used a Recollections sheet music image inked in Jet Black Archival ink. I distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. For the next layer, the light colored tag, and the framed panel I used Stampendous Agapanthus Thanks images. For the large panel, I inked up the stamp with Gelatos, spritzed the stamp, and stamped the image repeatedly on a lightly misted card stock. I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape, and gave it a wash of gesso. I added leaves using a TCW stencil and hand colored texture paste and distressed the edges. The framed piece uses additional images from the set, and I did this in the same manner. The images on the tag are stamped on misted watercolor paper, again using Gelatos, and misting the stamp before making the impression.
The textured flourish layer was created using a Recollections stencil and Crackle texture paste and Distress inks and is layered on some photocopied and distressed sheet music. The Ornate Frame (my favorite die right now--because I can use this on any type of card or project, and it always looks different and it always makes great cuts) (Tim Holtz) was also treated with Crackle texture paste and Distress inks.
I cut two tags using Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs and Tags die. The Wishing You Comfort sentiment is from Stampendous, and the Bible verse is from Stampin' Up. I used Watering Can Archival ink. The seam binding was hand dyed using Distress inks.
Greenery is from Tim Holtz Spring Greenery die, and the flowers made from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I dipped some grapevines from my yard in gesso to finish off my flower arrangement. A final spritz with my marker spritzer to give this card it's vintage look.
I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Stamp and Punch/Die Cut Die cut: Tiny Tabs and Tag with stamp and inside of Ornate Frame with stamp, both sentiments from Stampendous.
As You Like It Favorite Die and Why Tim Holtz Ornate Frame is my favorite (for now). I've been using it on a lot of projects lately, and it goes with anything from vintage, to shabby to goth. Very versatile die and it can cut thin to thick panels-here I've used heavy cardstock and corrugate board!
Clear It Out Challenge Blog Anything Goes My old stash item is my seambinding--I picked it up at an estate sale over a year ago. the paper layered under the stenciled layer is sheet music I photocopied, well, a LONG time ago!Craft Stamper to see all the great inspiration this talented team has whipped up!
Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and everyone of them!
Hugs and Blessings,
Update: I'm so honored this card is a Top 5 pick!
Update: I'm honored again! I'm a winner at