Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Be strong and courageous

  Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week the challenge is to add a tag to your project.

And here is the card I created:
Oh, my word!  This was the card that just did NOT want to be!  I tried so many things to make it work; I even had to switch sketches and that has never happened to me!  I needed a sympathy card and I was determined to make it work, but I almost had to let that dream go!  But, eventually, I got it to turn out passably . . . Here's how the end result came about.  I started by die cutting the tag and stamping the sentiment.  It looked a little plain, so I stamped a sunflower image in a light gray ink and colored it with colored pencils to get a soft look.  I die cut a second tag out of a light gray card stock and tied them together with some black and white gingham ribbon and a bit of twine.  I made the base out of kraft cardstock, and cut a smaller piece, inked up the edges with a caramel ink, embossed it with a corrugated embossing folder and matted it with a very thin black mat.  Added some black enamel dots for a little something extra and it was done . . . FINALLY!!
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 challenge.  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 "Be Strong . . ." and "Sunflower"
Dies: PaperTrey Ink "Tag Sale #9"
SU! Corrugated embossing folder

Aud Sentiments #280--anything goes
Krafty Chicks #570--anything goes
Cardz TV #146--anything goes
Sketch Saturday #671--any past sketch (I chose #535)

Sweet Stampin'--gingham, tartan & plaid (I used gingham ribbon)
Crafts Galore #90--anything goes
Dare 2B Artzy--anything goes


Donna said...

All that work paid off Heather, this is gorgeous and a perfect message!

Glittered Paws said...

What a beautiful sympathy card - love the softly colored sunflower. So many elements in this tag card - love them all.

Laurie Unger said...

Well done - this is fantastic!

Patti J said...

Glad you kept at it, the end result is wonderful! Love how you stamped over top of the sunflower…great job!

Billie A said...

I love your card. I am glad you made it work cause it's awesome.. I love the ribbon/twine and the dots. The tags and scripture is wonderful. Love this card. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

Carol L said...

The struggle was worth it, because this is a very pretty sympathy card in neutral tones. I love that pastel sunflower behind the sentiment on those dual tags!

SarahR said...

Lovely card - well worth the effort you put into making it and perfect for the sombre occasion.

Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this time.

Sarah R
Sweet Stampin' DT

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute card, I love your colors. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Tracey T said...

Such a lovely card, Heather and definitely worth all of the effort. These cards are never easy to make. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

crafty said...

A lovely card. Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiments challenge and hope to see your lovely work again.

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a pretty card Heather!

Thank you for joining us this time around at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!