Friday, June 7, 2013

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Blooming with Kindness

 Happy day friends, we've reached another Friday, yeah!  We've got another busy weekend coming up, I think I need to resolve myself to the fact that with all of our activities the days of having nice relaxing weekends are a thing of the past.  When I saw this weeks Fab Friday sketch challenge I knew I wanted to play along since it's such a great layout and would be perfect for another sympathy card that I'm working on (I'm planning on mailing by package of sympathy cards to my mom shortly so I'm hoping this batch will tied them over for awhile, unfortunately my mom and her friends have had to use a lot of sympathy cards lately, which is sad, at least they can have something pretty to send their greetings in).  Today's card starts with a Pool Party card base and then has a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that I stamped the En Francis background stamp in Soft Suede.  Then I distressed it a little by tearing one of the edges and sponging around all the edges with Crumb Cake Ink. 

Next I added a piece Pool Party Core'dinations cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder before being sanded to bring out the embossed texture.  I tore one of the corners of this piece as well to mimic the corner tear on the Crumb Cake piece.

For the main stamped image I used the Blooming with Kindness stamp and inked the flower with my Pool Party and Island Indigo markers using the thumping technique before punching it out with the 2 1/2" circle punch.  This piece was matted with a piece of Island Indigo cardstock that was cut with the Big Shot and the Window Collection Framelits.  The greeting is from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set and is stamped in Soft Suede ink before being punch with the Modern Label Punch and then being sponged with Crumb Cake ink.

I really like how soft and pretty this card turned out and I love being able to mix so many different stamps and elements together.  I think they work really well.

I hope you enjoy, have a great weekend and happy stamping!

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  1. The more I see of Blooming with Kindness the more I like! I like the torn edges and color combo for this beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

    1. Thanks Amanda. I'm with you on this stamp set I saw so many samples I had to get it and love it!

  2. What a pretty card! I love the soft color combo, which is perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday this week!

  3. I didn't realize this card was for our challenge when I first saw it on ATSU! It is my favorite and I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Fab Friday!

  4. Beautiful! I love the script in the background and the embossed panel. Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!


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