I took the day off today for a doctor appointment. I also got to wash some windows and make two cards! Both cards are pretty much the same design with a few tweaks - and both have the same sympathy sentiment - Holding You Close in Prayer from the PTI set Boutique Borders-Sympathy.
On my first card I also used a fun new stamp/stencil set In Full Bloom from Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi. First you stamp the image - I used Archival Jet Black ink - then you use the included stencil - layering the bloom part over the bloom and sponging the color on (Archival Dandelion) then placing the leaf part over the leaves and sponging them in Archival Leaf Green. A quick way to get this stamp colored! I die cut the panel with the Tipped Top Die from PTI - added some sequins from Avery Elle and stamped the sentiment along the bottom.
I'm linking this card to Seize the Sketch.
For my next card I used the same sentiment from PTI (I need Sympathy cards for my stash unfortunately) - along with a stamp from Harvest Berries. I angled the Tipped Top Die differently and added a wooden butterfly from Prima that I painted with Adirondack Gold Acrylic Paint dabber as well as a few sequins from Avery Elle.
I'm linking this card to Case Study #193.
The weatherman promises lovely weather here this weekend. Hopefully I'll get into the garden for a while to lay the last of the mulch (no rest for the weary!). There's also a 3 year old's birthday party to go to on Sunday that should be fun!
Stamps: In Full Bloom - Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi, sentiment from Boutique Borders/Sympathy
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Archival Dandelion, Leaf Green and Hydrangea
Accessories: Tipped Top Die - PTI, lemonade and Lucky Blend sequins - Avery Elle.
Stamps: Harvest Berries and Boutique Borders/Sympathy - PTI
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Archival - Dandelion and Hydrangea
Accessories: Tipped Top Die - PTI, Lemonade Sequins - Avery Elle, Prima Wood Embellishments/Stationers Desk.