Sunday, June 1, 2008

sympathy in blue

Today I needed to make a sympathy card and since natural beauty was still out on my table, I decided to use it.

The flowers are stamped in black stazon on vanilla and colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Then I cut the ovals and circles using my nestabilities in my cuttlebug. The front oval was sponged with brilliant blue ink and layered on the black.

The turquoise circle is embossed with swiss dots embossing folder and layered on the black scalloped circle. I added white dots in the scallops with my white gel pen.

The background was stamped with pretty petals background and then sponged along the edges and the I dragged the inked sponge across the card from each edge to tone down the brightness. The sentiment is from warmest regards and stamped in black stazon.

stamps: natural beauty, pretty petals, warmest regards (SU)
ink: jet black stazon, tempting turquoise, brilliant blue
paper: very vanilla, basic black, tempting turquoise
other: cuttlebug, swiss dots embossing folder, nestabilities circles and ovals, brayer, sponge, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, dimensional foam tape

I'm so glad you took the time to stop by. Have a great day.


Theresa said...

What a terrific blog you have! I have just been viewing several of your post and I love the way you use color. Very nice!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Melody this is gorgeous! I love the oval inside the circle. And such wonderful rich color... just beautfiul!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh wow this is so pretty! I just saw someone else use this set today! Funny how sets come back into use isn't it?

Jennifer Love said...

Ah-HA! So that is where that stamp is from! I got one in a random stamped images swap on a swap site and I had no idea where it came from.

Beautiful card!