Hello and thanks so much for stopping by. Sandi here with two more cards for this month’s “sympathy card” challenge.
Before I get into my cards, don’t forget there is still plenty of time to submit your entry to this month’s challenge. Create your version of a Sympathy card and enter it here. We can’t wait to see what you create.
Today I’m creating with the Hero arts – Hang In There stamp/die combo set.
Once I had colored my main images with copics, I decided I wanted to step it up a bit with a blended/stenciled background to really highlight the art pieces.
Hero Arts – Hang in There – Card #1
- For the first card, I colored the image and then die cut it with the coordinating dies.
- Next I laid the Scroll work stencil onto the background and use my life changing brushes to sponge Hero Arts Ink Just Rust and Butter bar onto the top left corner of the card front.
- When I took the stencil off, the stencil outline was “really white”, so I brushed on more of the butter bar ink to tone it down.
- Stamping the sentiment over on the left side helps to balance the card and attaching the die cut image to the front with foam tape adds dimension.
- Adding a piece of twine through the plant hanger grounds the image and I pulled it up over and to the back to secure it.
- The art piece is attached to a piece of Faded Brick 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.
- I like white card bases therefore, I mounted this to a A2 Dove White card base.
Hero Arts – Hang in There – Card #2
For card #2 the steps are very similar to card #1. with a little change up in the stencil steps.
- I started by brushing on Antigua and Aquatic Hero Arts Ink.
- Then I laid the Starry Night stencil down and brushed on more Aquatic ink.
- The card front is mounted to a piece of Blue Lagoon 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 and again mounted to a A2 – Dove White card base.
- My potted plant is attached with foam tape to add a little dimension to the card.
If you would like a free PDF download for both of these cards and a short video on how I colored the images, stop over to my personal blog here.
Thanks again for stopping in, I hope you found inspiration from the cards and until next time, Happy Stamping