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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dynamic Duos...Sympathy

Happy Hump Day Peeps!!

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

I used the pretty flower from the Stampin Up "Blooming with Kindness" stamp set.
I first die cut out a shape from the Apothecary Accents Framelits and used the negative piece over a piece of very vanilla card stock and sponged some crumb cake ink around the edges.
I stamped the flower using early espresso ink over one of the sponged edges. 
The sentiment is from the retired "Close as a Memory" stamp set and was stamped with early espresso ink as well. I used my stamp a ma jig to line it up. I used one of the new piercing templates to pierce around my sponged shape.

The base of my card is a 5-1/2 inch x 11 inch piece of early espresso scored and folded in half.
 I then used two pieces of crumb cake that I embossed with the chevron EF.
 I added them to the top and bottom of the base. 
I then matted my image piece with more early espresso card stock and added it to the base.
 I used some retired very vanilla satin ribbon across the bottom. I couldn't believe that my roll of this ribbon is almost gone and I don't have another, I stocked up on some of the satin ribbon when it retired and somehow missed this one. :( 
I added some basic pearls to the corners and called it done.
Well, that is all from me today, thanks for stopping by and 



Wendy said...


Christine Blain said...

This is incredibly beautiful, Vicki! I love how you sponged inside the framelit 'negative', and you've used these gorgeous colours beautifully.

Linda Scott said...

This card is beautiful. Love the colors. All your cards are beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

You are brilliant! LOVE the idea of using the negative piece so you could sponge the shape! Such a soft and soothing sympathy card. Fabulous my friend!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the challenge, Vicki!! Love the card :)

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the softness!!

Sue - said...

Lovely card - I do like this colour combo!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love how you sponged the negative of the die to form the background frame to your gorgeous flower. Glad you could join us at Dynamic Duos.

Unknown said...

This is soooo beautiful!!! Love the embossed backround with the nice flower stamp!

Karren said...

This is lovely. Perfect layout. Great use of the challenge colors.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Vicki! It's a good thing I already bought this stamp set or you would have enabled me to shop yet again! Ha! This is absolutely stunning! i love the clean design with the pop of texture. As always, your perfect bow is a wonderful finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos! :) Hugs!