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Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Sorrow Card

Hello Everyone!

Today I'd like to share with you a new card I made based on Freshly Made Sketches No. 146



and The Card Concept Challenge #15



This is my take on the sketch and the colour palette:



I made this card clean and simple to keep it peaceful and tender. I added a dimensional vellum leaf which is easy to create: I embossed it in white on a piece of vellum, cut it out, inked the edges with Old Paper DI using an ink blending tool, and coloured the major veins on the backside with Copic Sketch Marker G82. I bent the leave slightly along the central vein and curled both sides to shape it naturally.



If you try to repeat this, be careful, the embossing goes off the vellum easily because of ink rubbing or bending the vellum, just be very delicate. I stamped the same leave over the colour strokes to imitate a shadow and adhered the vellum leave over it.

Simon Says Stamp is my favourite internet retailer for all cardmaking supplies. It has two inspirational blogs. And this week SSS Wednesday Challenge announced a task - embossing, all types are welcome: heat embossing, dry embossing and even embossing pastes. I submit my card also to this challenge.

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy your weekend!

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Cardstock: PTI White, Soft Stone, Stamper's Select Vellum
Stamps: PTI Peaceful Garden, Paper Smooches Positive Strokes, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Short Leaf
Other: Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder White, Ranger Distress Embossing Ink, Ranger DI Old Paper and Peacock Feathers, PTI Inks Limeade Ice and Smokey Shadow, Memento Dye Ink London Fog, Copic Sketch Marker G82

18 comments:

  1. WOW! This is amazing CAS card!. LOVE it and especially the embossed leave. Wow!

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  2. Love this minimal take on these challenges! Perfect for a sympathy card! So glad you joined us at the Card Concept!

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    1. Thank you, Ardyth. That's my first time with the Card Concept, definitely will play more

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  3. Beautiful CAS! Love the fine detail on your vellum leaf, truly lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Chriss. I like your take on Merry Monday 118, you did so charming combination of different die-cuts, ruby glass button and silk ribbon!

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  4. Beautiful and such a perfect CAS and sympathy card.
    ~ Carole

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    1. Carole, thank you. BTW, I love your take on Colour Me..! Challenge. I wouldn't consider it "shameless case" of Jennifer's card. I would say you did a very good your own interpretation, which matches the inspiration from the challenge!

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  5. What a beautiful design! The delicacy of the leaf on vellum is perfect for a sympathy card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Lin. I felt that the complicated veins pattern could be sufficient by itself and strokes were the best matching elements

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  6. Wow, so simple, yet so stunning! This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the white space, and the simplicity, yet delicacy, of the leaf. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. Can't wait for the next Wednesday :)

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  7. This is such a beautiful card and the softness is just perfect for those hard to make sympathy cards. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

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    1. Thank you, Deanna. I liked the suggested colour theme, it was bright, yet calm and cool, suitable not only for joyful cards

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  8. This leaf is so beautiful and together with the brush strokes it makes the perfect sympathy card! I also like my sympathy cards to be very CAS!

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  9. This is absolutely stunning in its simplicity! Breathtaking card; thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Card Concept!

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    1. Thank you, Lee Ann. I tried to match the delicacy of my leaf veins pattern to your lamps shades

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