Monday, March 5, 2018

RRCB81 With Sympathy

Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope you had a good weekend!  The Retro Rubber gals have a wonderful sketch this week courtesy of Claire:


Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card, so I looked in my "older" stamps and thought Awesomely Artistic (2015-2016)  would fit the bill.  I have seen some lovely creations by Charlet Mallett using white embossing powder and ink!  They're awesomely amazing!  So I decided to try the same technique with my floral image:

I used Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi inks to color in my embossed image, letting the color wash around the outside of the florals as well:

I used Flourishing Phrases (2016-2017) for the sentiments inside and out, stamping the "with Sympathy) on a piece of retired Wild Wasabi DSP, then stamped the fern from Butterfly Basics (2015) over top of the sentiment:

My final embellishment was a layered butterfly punched with the retired Small Butterfly punch....I put a Calypso Coral layer between two vellum layers and added some pearl accents.  It's sad to need a sympathy card but I feel this one will uplift and encourage as well as comfort!

Cassidy had a little 24-hour tummy bug over the weekend, but based on this photo from a trip to Walmart, I think she must be feeling better!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Awesomely Artistic, Butterfly Basics, Flourishing Phrases, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Blushing Bride, Vellum, Calpyso Coral, Wild Wasabi DSP (ret)
 Ink White Craft, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride
Accessories Pearls
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Dimensionals, Softly Falling EF, Small Butterfly Punch (ret)


Jan Clothier said...

This is just gorgeous! This is one of my all-time favourite sets and I love what you've done with it. Such a beautiful use of Claire's sketch. Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Lisa Elton said...

This is a lovely sympathy card LeAnne. I like the flowers and the color you chose. That Cassidy is a hoot, glad she's feeling better!

Dawn Tidd said...

Such a sweet sympathy card! Love your technique today. It's a beautiful watercolor focal point and the colors are so pretty. I know it will be appreciated!

Kampin' Karen said...

Your creation is lovely and it has given me an idea using one of Jenny Hall's technique, combined with this one. Now if I can find time to make all the cards that are swirling around in my head! Glad to see Cassidy is feeling better. She is quite the cut up!

I Card Everyone said...

The sentiment is as beautiful as your card, LeAnne ... what a beauty!
Glad to hear Cassidy is better... hope she chose a bag of chips from WAY in the back to try this... what a hoot!!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow the flowers are gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! Love how soft the flower image is that you embossed and colored in. The colors are soothing and will give comfort & peace to whom ever receives it! Nice job! Sorry to hear Cassidy was under the weather. Seems that bug is going around as I have heard alot of people have been sick. TFS and enjoy this beautiful day! :)

Creative Lady said...

LeAnne, it’s always hard to do a sympathy card, but this card is beautiful and I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

LeAnne: I love the look of white embossing and watercolors, it always looks amazing and your card is the perfect example.
Gorgeous coloring and layout on this beautiful Sympathy card, I'm sure it will bring comfort to the recipient.
And I'm so happy Cassidy is better, that picture speaks volumes!!!!!
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope to see you around in the gallery very soon.