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Monday, July 23, 2012

Dynamic Duos....Sending Sympathy

Happy Monday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using this week's challenge on the Dynamic Duos Blog.

The colors this week are Poppy Parade and Basic Black, with a dessert option of using punches.

I had a sweet Etsy customer ask for some Sympathy cards, so I decide to use this challenge to make one of them. As you will recall I have been working on my Clean & Simple card making skills.
I think this qualifies, I did struggle a bit with this one, thinking it needed "something", finally I just decided to leave it as is. 

I used the Stamping Up "Stippled Blossoms" stamp set for this beautiful rose. I achieved the two colors of red  by stamping off the base part of the rose once then added the shaded part of the rose with full strength color.
The sentiment on here comes from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set and is stamped with black stazon ink. I used my 1-1/4 inch circle punch to punch out the sentiment and the black mat is made with the 1-3/8 inch circle punch.
There is a couple of sneak peeks on here from the new Stampin Up Holiday Catalog, I used the new Window Frames Framelit Dies for the white base the flower is mounted on. I embossed this piece with the Woodgrain EF. 

I was surfing the web over the weekend looking at some of the pics and highlights people had posted about the SU convention and I happened upon this picture of one of the many, many display boards:

See the card I put a circle around?
 I believe that is one of my cards! 
Silly I know but it made my day! 
I know thousands and thousands of cards are made and sent to SU, I think this one was made it's way to them from some of my Control Freaks swaps, but I still felt a bit proud!
  Anyway, no big deal I know to anyone but ME!!! So forgive me!! :)

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by and 



RedGem said...

Its not silly for you to be proud... I'm so glad to see your creations being recognized. I come by your blog every day to see your great cards... very happy for you!

Bonnie said...

Vicki, seeing your card on the board is a very big deal! You go girl! This is another one for the board. It's gorgeous! I love the way you got the look and thanks for telling how. And it doesn't need anything else. It's perfect as is.

Lisa said...

Lovely card Vicki. Your design and big flower are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Allisa said...

I say it is a huge deal to be posted on the boards at convention! Awesome job! Love your are rocking the clean lines! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

This card is absolutely stunning!! I LOVE all the layers and details! It's simply beautiful!

And you know what, it IS awesome to have your card displayed! It's not silly at all! I'm excited for you :)

Nikki Spencer said...

I think it's lovely that you are so proud of your work Vicki, as you should be, everything you do is inspirational!
As is this stunning creation, l absolutely love everything about it.

Mynnette said...

This is SO PRETTY! LOVE the wood grain dry embossing! Congrats on the display card--how fun! :)

Renee said...

It's not silly at all to enjoy seeing your work showcased! You deserve it, your cards are beautiful!!

Susan Joyce said...

Just beautiful Vicki, love every element of your card. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

Paige said...

So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos with your beautiful sympathy card. Congrats on the card on display too!