Wednesday, August 12, 2020

With Sympathy

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a fun Tic Tac Toe board for you:

Here is what I created for your inspiration:
My main column is: dragonflies, fun fold, background wash.  But, I also added: shimmer or sparkle, dimension, frame, vellum and dew drops (everything except lighthouse).  I started with the background.  I used water color paper and two shades of blue and two shades of green to create my background wash.  Then I mixed some silver Perfect Pearls with some water and brushed it over the background.  The shimmer and shine is really fabulous in real life.  Then I stamped and heat embossed the dragonfly on water color paper with black embossing powder.  I used some water color markers to color the dragonfly and added some of the Perfect Pearls shimmer to it as well.  You can see the sparkle in the photo below.
For my fun fold, I created a gatefold card with the top layer of the "frame" opening on the left and the white circle with the first sentiment opening to the right.  It took me quite a long time to figure this out as I really wanted to back the frame element with vellum to help hide the sentiment from the outside.  It turned out to not be that difficult (if I had done it right the first time), but it definitely took me a lot of trial and error.  I stamped the sentiment on the white circle and then placed the dragonfly on the front in the best position to hide most of the words.  With the vellum, you can't even see if from the outside.
To add a bit of interest to the inside, I stamped the small dragonfly and some cattails in a pale gray ink.  Then I also stamped the same images onto the outside of the card.  I finished everything off with some clear droplets from Kat Scrappiness.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Dragonfly (lg).", "Dragonfly Sil. (sm)", "Cattails", "Sympathy" and "Remembering"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Circles, large" and "Standard Circles, large"; MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle

Paper Girls #205--summer dreams
Scor-Pal #73--anything goes with the optional twist: birthday
Cards Galore #178--anything goes
SheepSki Designs #41--anything goes
Dare 2B Artzy--anything goes
Crafty Creations #412--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #477--anything goes
Creative Fingers #191--anything goes
Crafty Friends #142--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes


Esther Asbury said...

I love the fun fold you used and that shimmery background! Beautiful dragonfly card!

Glittered Paws said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card - so comforting.Love fun folds.

Donna said...

What a fabulous card, from the fun fold, the shimmer to the lovely dragonfly! This is perfect to bring comfort to the recipient!

Laurie Unger said...

Almost a black out on the TTT board. Awesome job. Love the fun gate fold.

Beverly said...

How beautiful. Love the center with the dragonfly. Very effective. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Great summery card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Girls Challenge Blog's Summer Dreams challenge.

Claudia's kaartjes said...

I love it. It’s gorgous Thanks for joining us at Sheep Ski Design



DT Sheep Ski Design

Joy Wilson said...

Gorgeous design and I love all of the shimmer! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Jana Forrest said...

Heather your card is stunning and very helpful. Helpful in I learned some new techniques to try. Very well done! Thank you for joining us over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

Saphron said...

This card is exquisite, and you have used all of the elements beautifully. That sentiment is so lovely. Wonderful card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
~ DT Saphron
Lemon Biscuit

MaryV said...

This is beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along at Penny's Challenges.

Mari said...

Such an elegant card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Fingers.
DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

candio said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.


Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.