Sunday, April 23, 2017

Heartfelt Condolences

Hi there. I'm back with another card for you that features Avery Elle's Banner and Wreath stamp set. It's a sympathy card and the layout was inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketch challenge.
To create this card, I first stamped out the images with my copic friendly Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured it in with copic markers. I don't have the coordinating dies so I used my Scan n' Cut machine to do the work for me. 
Next, I die cut a panel from white cardstock using the largest stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. This will be my background panel. With painters tape, I masked off the sides leaving the center opened. I stamped the center using MFT's Diagonal Stripes background stamp and 3 different colour inks to create an ombre effect. Last thing to do on the panel was to die cut the 2 circles using a stitched circle die.
To assembe the card, I glued the flowers around the arc of the circle and used double sided foam tape for the banner to give it some more depth. Then, with more foam tape, I put it all over the back of the panel and adhere it to a lavender cardstock panel. For the final touch, I added wink of stella inside the circles for a little sparkle. 
That completes the card. I hope you enjoyed it.
Here are the supplies used on this card:
- Avery Elle - Banner and Wreath stamp
My Favorite Things - Diagonal Stripes background stamp
- My Favorite Things Die-namics - Inside/Out Stitched Circle Stax
- Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles Dies
- Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies
- Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink, Dandelion
- Versafine Onyx Black Ink
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- Recollections Cardstock in Lavender
- Copic Markers
- Scan n' Cut Machine
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine
- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3M Scotch 1/2" by 36 yard Double Sided Foam Tape
- Wink of Stella in Clear

This card will be entered in the following challenges. You can click on its badge to learn more about it. 

Freshly Made Sketches #284
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Showers and/or Flowers
Casology Week 245 - Grow
Thanks for dropping by!


Nathalie @ natnatbot


  1. This is so pretty! Using the negative space for the sketch elements is such a great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. This is a very pretty card! I love how those ombred diagonal stripes connect the two wreathed circles. I agree with Karren also - including some elements in the negative space creates depth and interest! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  3. Beautiful use of color, Nathalie! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  4. wow, how cool is this design!! Lovve it to bits. The little windows are darling! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Showers and/or Flowers” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!