Thursday, March 18, 2021

With Sympathy

Hello friends, I hope you're doing well!  Today I'm sharing a card made for the current color challenge at The Paper Players.  The lovely Joanne has given us three lovely, soft colors to play with.

For my card, I decided to depart from my normal Copic Coloring and instead did some stamp layering and ink blending. My card is a case of one made by Therese Calvird here after seeing her video tutorial on how to create the water in the vase.  I changed the colors, card layout, used different floral stamps and sentiment.

I started with the two floral images and the leaves.  The flowers have three stamped layers - the outline then a light layer and a dark layer.  I found the two Altenew inks matched remarkably well to Highland Heather. I then used gray Copic markers to color the flower centers. The leaves were stamped in Olive and Moss, then all the images were die cut.

The vase was stamped off the bottom of the white cardstock panel so I could keep this an A2 sized card.  I then used the matching stencils and two shades of muted blue to create the water.  After the water was complete, I hand drew two stems and colored them with Copic markers, then added the rings in the water with a Copic Fineliner pen.  The background is a soft blend of the lightest purple and a little bit of the blue. 

The panel was trimmed down and adhered more on the right side of the Highland Heather card base, to give it an offset feel.  The flower and leaves in the back were adhered to the panel, then the flower and leaves in front added with foam tape.  Lastly the heat embossed sentiment was added to the side of the panel.  I felt these colors and the image worked beautifully for a sympathy card, and that is one category in my card stash that always seems to be in low supply because I don't make very many.

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it so much!  Take care and I hope you have a great weekend!


Stamps:  Airbrushed Flowers, Versatile Vases 2 (Altenew)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black, Highland Heather
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam; Versamark; Wisteria, Hydrangea, Moss, Olive, Caribbean Sky and Cloudy Sky (Altenew)
Other:  Airbrushed Flowers matching dies, Versatile Vases Masking Stencils, White Fine Detail embossing power (Simon Says Stamp).
Copics:  W5, 3, 1, YG95, 93


Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Stef! I love how you used the challenge colors. The water in the vase is perfect. The entire card has a zen-like quality to it, and will bring comfort to the recipient. Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players this week!

Nancy said...

This is such an amazing card Stef! I found myself starring at it for a very long time. The flowers are just mesmerizing! Always a pleasure to see what you create! Thanks for being in the gallery this week at The Paper Players! Take care!

Amanda Mertz said...

Really beautiful color layering! The water is especially lovely as that can be so hard to get just right! I agree it's a perfect sympathy card to have in your stash! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stef you may have put your Copics to one side for this card, but your flowers are still so beautifully coloured. They have a lovely, soft blousy feel. Love the water detail too. A serene card, perfect for wishes of sympathy. Thanks for playing along with my colour challenge over at the Paper Players this week!