Saturday, November 11, 2017

Peaceful Sympathy

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!  Have you been having fun with all of our 10th Birthday Celebration activities?  

Yesterday we gave away two wonderful sentiment stamp sets to one lucky winner.  The cards I am sharing today use both the So Grateful and Keep in Touch, Too sets that were given away.

Both cards use a stencil mono printing technique found on Karen Dunbrook's Blog for the background.  Apply inks (Oxide inks were used here) to the back of a stencil.  Spritz with water and press onto a heavy piece of card stock.  Several prints, each getting a little lighter, can be obtained by continuing to spritz and press onto different pieces of card stock.  More colors can be added to each panel, turning the stencil slightly as each layer is added.

Since I found myself needing a sympathy card this week, I reached for the beautiful Peaceful Peonies stamp set.  The same Oxide Ink colors used for the mono printing were applied to my craft mat and spritzed with water.  The craft mat was used as a stamp pad to randomly stamp the peony on another piece of card stock.  One of the sentiments from the same set was stamped randomly over the flowers to finish the background.  The inks on the craft mat also became a paint palette for watercoloring the focal image.  The sympathy greeting from the Keep in Touch, Too stamp set was white embossed on a cut vellum banner and stitched to the card.  The design of the card came from Freshly Made Sketches.

The same mono printing technique was used to create the background for this card.  The Typewriter Text Background was lightly stamped over the panel.  Silhouette images from the Nature Silhouettes set were stamped on the left side.  A quote from Faith Quote Blocks was added along with a white embossed sentiment from the So Grateful stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more fun discounts and giveaways during the month of November...We're celebrating all month!!! 

Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

Lagene said...

Awesome cards! How did you get the "grid" pattern in the background in the yellows and pink second card?