Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sympathy Card

This time for Darnell's NBUS Challenge I chose to use a napkin plus some never before used dies, new markers and new stamp set. Well, normally I would have worked with an already printed napkin but you know as hard as I looked I could not find any such thing at all in my cupboard. I only found a simple cheap white napkin so I used that by dressing it up a bit. And I was inspired to use a napkin as I saw that Darnell had used one in her latest post and she did an awesome job with it. But she had a printed one so I hope my improvisation will compete a little bit with hers.

As you can see with this next photo I simply took the cheap white napkin and worked with that.

The first step was to make it more stable so I added it to a piece of Sparkle N Sprinkle Super Adhesive sheet. Then I took my lavender and purple inks and added some color to it. And, the last step to make it even more stronger was to cover the whole thing with my Versamark clear ink pad, sprinkled on some Gina K. Designs clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I then placed this over the card base of Gina K. Designs Lovely Lavender card stock. Next I added some lace along each edge and in the center added a die cut design of hearts from Whimsy Stamps.
The lace was also then covered with a row of pearls on each side of the napkin embossed strip.

The floral design and sentiment on the bottom of the card is from the Unity Stamp Company with a new set called Peace, Courage & Memories which is illustrated by Gina K. Designs. I used my new Tombow markers to color directly to the floral stamp and using my MISTI got it to take the color by repeatedly adding the colors of inks. This design was then cut out with a new die from Cheery Lynn Designs. I only used one of the dies in the set. And, I finished the card design by adding some lavender rhinestones to the floral image.

Dies used:
Heart Border Die by Whimsy Stamps
Mirror Mirror Doily Frame DL286 by Cheery Lynn Designs

Stamp Set:
Unity Stamp Company/Gina K. Designs Peace, Courage & Memories set

I am also entering this in the following challenges:

I accidentally deleted all of my emails so if you wanted to hear from me about something I guess they are gone forever as I cannot find them. You will have to contact me again then. Hopefully, I have all of the main information in them somewhere else. But I did a search engine to find all of the challenges I wanted to enter and sent the links to myself. I don't know if you have ever sent yourself emails, but it seems I am doing that more often of late. I think it might be an age thing for me. LOL

Anyway, I did learn how to resize my photos and at least some things are getting back to normal. And, yesterday I got good report from the doctor so I guess I am good to go healthwise for awhile again. 

Thanks for stopping in and for all your comments. I am always so happy to see what you have to say. Take care and I hope your week is going great. I know it sure goes fast of late.

God bless,


Unknown said...

Super pretty! Love your floral stamps and coloring! That multi heart die is spectacular! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

Rushd Lady said...

Don't you bookmark the site's you want to enter? Or Pin them? Did the groundhog see its shadow up there? I'm afraid we're in for 6 more weeks of winter here. Blech! Your card is pretty in purple! :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Verna! The napkin looks great and I really like your heart border!

Peanut said...

Such a pretty card, Verna. Love how you've used the napkin. Such a clever idea.
x Asha

Barbara said...

You go Girl, entering this beautiful card a several challenges. I will have to take a look at the napkin technique. I remember doing that once a long time ago.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful - what a clever idea with the napkin. The embossing makes it look wet in the photo - a lovely shine! Very creative Verna! Glad you got good news from the doc., the e.mails you'll recover in time!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, Verna! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty and the texture from your napkin is really nice.

Diane said...

Very pretty card, so full of Spring goodness! Yikes about your emails, yep, that happens to all us 'old gals' (teehee) at times, I do the darn-est! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D! (oh and the tracking from the PO says your package should arrive Monday)
Diane DD DT

Darlene said...

Beautiful creation Verna! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us and our 'Lavender & Lace' challenges at Double D! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Vicki said...

Beautiful card, Verna! That is an amazing background you have create with the napkin, inks, and embossing powder. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Lavender and Lace" Challenge.

Judy Woodland said...

Wow, LOVE what you have done with a paper napkin. Great texture, and that hearts die is gorgeous. This is a lovely sympathy card, Verna. Well done!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, and thanks for playing along with us this week over at Mod Squad. Great take on the challenge!!!

Leslie Miller said...

You were very determined, Verna, and it turned out just beautiful! The napkin gives a nice texture, and the heart die is so pretty. Every day I see something new to me, so it's always interesting. Thank you for sharing in our Lavender and Lace challenge at Double D!

Kathy Krug said...

Such tenacity. I would have stopped at I don't have a printed napkin. Not my girl, Verna. Wonderful design and card. Love how you always are willing to try something new. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you share more with us in future challenges.

Unknown said...

Very Pretty. You just keep doing more and more with your cards.
Sorry about the email thing. I would be completely done in.

Darnell said...

Compete?! I think the fact that you created your own handmade designer napkin FAR excels over my store-bought one, Verna! Your creation is stunning! Thank you for playing again in #10! Hugs, Darnell

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