Sunday, 16 March 2014

Thinking of You

I am so sad to have my vacation come to an end. It's been fun spending the March break week with my girls. We had a week of shopping, movies, crafting, baking, more shopping and even hit the salon for hair feathers. The feathers were for the kids of course. Not sure the look would work for me.

During my break I did have a few moments to get a few cards and layouts finished.

Sympathy cards are never fun to make but of late needed more that I would like to say. I didn't want to card to be too bleak so I pulled out my distress ink to play around. I wanted to create a scene with water (salty ocean/broken china), skyline (setting sun) (scattered straw/wild honey) and grass (antique linen/peeled paint).

I used a post-it note to create the straight skyline blending the darker ink closed to where the sky and water meet. For the water/grass line I left it as a gradual blend.

Once the background was created I used the Your Next Stamp Big Tall Grass stamped with Versa Fine Onyx Black ink for the silhouette image.

I wanted to used an embossing folder for the background paper behind the image, unfortunately none of my folders were big enough to cover the area that I need (that was frustrating). I didn't want to use a pattern paper and plain white just didn't do it. So I instead created my own embossed background.

I used my Crafters Workshop Kaleidoscope stencil and applied Versa Mark ink onto my white card stock. I carefully pulled up the stencil and applied the white embossing powder and heat set. I think the subtle background really works.

Image close up.

Inside the card I used a sentiment and stamp from a Stampendous set called Encouraging Words.

The layout for this card was inspired by the current sketch challenge over at Your Next Stamp (March challenge).

Have a wonderful day and please stop back again soon.



  1. gorgeous card and wonderful colours Tracy....

  2. Such a lovely sympathy card! Your background is fabulous!

  3. Gorgeous! Beautifully and perfectly subtle.

  4. What a take on the sketch! Great to see that you were inspired to create from both the sketch and the photo :>) Love the colors - that ink is perfect for the water and horizon. Thanks again for joining us at YNS!!!

  5. Sympathy cards are so hard to make, and yours is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with YNS' Fun Friday Challenge #10.
    Ruza, YNS Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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