Saturday, January 31, 2009



This card was the second card that I created using Clear Dollar Stamps' "Christian Sympathy" stamp set. I adore the typeface used in all the sentiments included in this set, and there are several. In fact, the beauty of this set is that the sentiments are useful for the front of the card or the inside of the card, and they are easily interchangeable. This stamp set can be used for expressing sympathy, concern or prayer cover for that special friend. Because the sentiments are so beautiful in this set, it easily lends itself to simple adornment with scoring or flower embellishment. "Christian Sympathy" stamp set will be released on February 1st. Ordering and pricing details may be found HERE. Be sure to see my team members' blogs, Stacy Morgan and Linsey Rickett for some other samples to view using "Christian Sympathy".

Stamp Sets Used: Clear Dollar Stamps "Christian Sympathy" & "Genuine Love"
Cardstock & Papers: K&Co."Remake" Sunset Oranges Mat Pad, Colormates Medium Spring Green Cardstock, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inkpads: Stampin' Up! Barely Banana, So Saffron & Mellow Moss Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels One Dies SU! Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch Set, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, Scor-Pal, Fiskars Shape Boss Embossing System, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Zots, American Crafts Dimensionals, Adhesives, Spare Parts Paper Flowers Making Memories Jeweled Brad, Dress It Up Butterfly, Offray Ribbon, Mini Spool Ribbon.
Special Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Paper Piercing, Scoring, Dry Embossing, Stacked Ribbon

INSTRUCTIONS:
A 5"x 5"" card base was cut from Paper Trey White Cardstock and set aside. Two square mats were cut to size: Yellow - 4.5" x 4.5", White 4" x 4". The white mat was scored at .5" on all four corners using a Scor-Pal. Using a Fiskars Embossing System, I embossed the 4 squares on the white mat in all 4 corners. The two mats were glued together and set aside.

The main stamped image was first stamped using the fern stamp from the Clear Dollar Stamps "Genuine Love" stamp set, using Stampin' Up! Mellow Moss on Paper Trey White Cardstock. Next, the sentiment was overstamped on the ferns using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The stamped sentiment was cut out using Nestabilities Labels One Die and using Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, I first lightly sponged around the sentiment mat using Stampin' Up! Barely Banana Ink and then more heavily along the edge using Stampin' Up! So Saffron Ink. Using a Paper Piercing Tool, I freehand paper pierced around all four sides of the sentiment mat. I cut a framing mat for the sentiment mat using Nestabilities Labels One Die out of Colormates Medium Spring Green Cardstock, and paper piercing around all four sides, as well. The sentiment mat was then popped up on American Crafts Dimensionals on top of the green larger mat. Both mats were popped up on the same Dimensionals overtop the white, scored mat..

The floral ornament was created with Paper Flowers from Spare Parts and a green jeweled brad from Making Memories. The foliage around the flower was created out of Paper Trey White Cardstock and Colormates Medium Spring Green Cardstock with a Martha Stewart Leaf Punch. The leaves and the flower were then anchored to the card, using a brad and adhesives. I created a "stacked ribbon" using a 5/8" wide strip of Offray Sage Satin Ribbon and a 3/8" strip of Mini Spool Yellow & White Striped Ribbon gluing the two together with Duck Tape Runner. I anchored a strip of the stacked ribbon diagonally across the upper left corner of the card, and then tied a separate, matching bow and attached to the stacked ribbon diagonal strip using Zots. To finish, the card front was glued to the white cardstock base.
Well, that's the end of the Februrary Sneak Peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps, but I hope that you have seen something that you like and visit them soon! On Monday, I will share with you a new baby (babies) card that I've made for a friend who is going to have twin baby girls! See you back here then!

5 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! This yellow is so bright and cheery. I know its not a cheery card, but it makes you smile. And it makes you warm inside, its perfect. The ribbon and flowers are a great touch! Another beautiful card!!!

Barb said...

Stunning! Warm and uplifting! I really like that Christian sympathy set. It makes a difficult card easier to make and so heartfelt.

BethH said...

I love these, LInda! I may have to order tihs set....it's really a nice one. Your cards, as always, are just beautiful. Please can you give me some of your detailedness? I just don't have it in my brain. LOL!

Monique H said...

How come when I try and use yellow with green it never looks as good??? This card is fabulous and your flowers are so beautiful. You're giving me some mighty fine inspiration girl!

Alysabeth said...

This card is so refreshing! It's as clean and crisp as bowl full of Lemons and Limes:o)