Love & Sympathy

Okay…so my life is just a tad bit hectic right now and I seem to be running late on a couple things and those of you who know me know I DON’T DO RUNNING LATE!  I will admit I was a little perplexed by Mary Jo’s sketch this week…not a difficult sketch…just didn’t know what I wanted to do with it until tonight.

It was those little squares that got me on this.  After paging through my catalog, I figured out it would work with ‘clear block stamping’ (using the acrylic blocks to do the colored blocks) and then stamping an image over it!  I’ve been resisting this set (Love and Sympathy) since it came out but when I found it was ‘spared’ from the retiring list, I jumped to get it.  I needed still another get well card – my sister is very ill right now and as of a couple hours ago had her 3rd surgery in about 3 or 4 weeks.  She did well, and we are hoping that now she will finally be on the road to recovery!

So I was thinking about making a pretty get well card for Lu (my sis) and I was thinking how I will miss Peach Parfait – such a pretty, soft orange so this is what I came up with.  Once I had an idea, it came together VERY quickly!  The base of the card is Peach Parfait.  I took a piece of the Peach Parfait polka dotted paper and added to the side.  I took a piece of Whisper White, used the Adorning Accents Edgelit then the Adorning Accents Embossing folder on the edge and added to the card front.  I used the acrylic block to make the Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait color squares, then stamped the flower image in Basic Grey on top.  When I cut out I trimmed around the stems for a little bit of an ‘out of the box’ look.  I layered this on a piece of Whisper White using dimensionals, then I layered that on the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey on Pear Pizzazz, cut into a banner, made a ‘bow’ (click on the tutorial link above) using Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding and a Pear Pizzazz Glimmer Brad, add to the banner then added to the card front using glue dots and dimensionals.

Set(s): Love & Sympathy, Sweetly Said
Paper: Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Incolor dsp paper pack
Ink: Basic Grey, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Incolor Glimmer Brads, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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