I found these colours a little hard to work with at first. I tried a few stamp sets and few different combinations with amounts of each colour and nothing was really working. I pulled out an older set and things just fell into place. Here’s what I ended up with.
It’s a clean and simple style card but I’m really happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it too.
The Thoughts & Prayers stamp set can be used for more than just sympathy cards. Like any stamp set it’s all about the colours, layout and of course the sentiment you choose to use.
I originally made this card as one of my Convention swaps for 2009 but recently remade it for a Stamp-A-Stack class. Some of the ladies wanted Sympathy cards but not all and I thought the card was versatile enough to add whatever sentiment you wanted.
As you can see on this one I’ve stamped ‘Thanks So Much’ from the very useful set, Sincere Salutations. Some of ladies used ‘Thinking of You’ which is quite appropriate for a Sympathy card but could also be given or sent to someone you haven’t seen in a while. ‘Birthday Wishes’ was also heavily used.
When creating my Stamp-A-Stack cards, even though I usually keep the layout the same, I try to make sure you can alter the sentiment. After all who wants just Birthday cards all the time…..
My next Stamp-A-Stack class is being held on Tuesday 13th July at either 9:30am or 7:30pm. It is the second week of the school holidays and I don’t mind if you wish to come along and need to bring children as my 4 girls will all be here and love entertaining. Spaces are limited though so you will need to reserve your seat. You can do this by email or phone H: 02 9620 9092 or M: 0418 218 467 Cost of the class is $20 all inclusive or $15 if you bring your own adhesive.
Stamp sets: Thoughts & Prayers, Polka Dots, Sincere Salutations
Card: Real Red, Kraft, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Real Red & Kiwi Kiss* Stampin’ Write Markers (*Kiwi Kiss Marker made by removing colour from a marker and refilling with Kiwi Kiss reinker)
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots.
The lovely Karen Thomas shared this card on her blog and also on Stampin’ Up in Oz earlier this week using a colour combination she wasn’t too sure on. They aren’t normally colours I’d use together either but Karen had used them as the intended recipient of her card would like them.
As our new line up of challenges and things for 2010 hasn’t started yet on Stampin’ Up in Oz I decided to propose that we use these colours as a colour challenge and see what we could come up with.
I wanted to use a stamp set that I hadn’t used in a while. I first pulled out ‘Pick-A-Petal’ but didn’t like where that was going so chose another. This time I selected Thoughts & Prayers.
This is what I came up with.
I went with a Chocolate Chip base card which I’ve stamped the Weathered background in Chocolate Chip ink. I then tied some ‘retired’ Sage Shadow ribbon on. I’ve used Stampin’ Write markers and coloured directly to the stamp and then stamped this on some Whisper White cardstock. I then cut a strip of Summer Sun which I Eyelet Border punched and then added to the bottom of my main image. Using the ‘Basic Phrases’ stamp set and Chocolate Chip ink I stamped the ‘For You’ onto Lovely Lilac cardstock and then punched out using the Word Window Punch and adhered to the main image piece. I have then mounted this main piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
End result – I’m quite happy with this card and it wasn’t as hard as I thought. Wonder though if I can make another using this combination but with a different stamp set.
I’d love to see what others come up with using this colour combination. I’ve added Mr Linky below (well I hope I have) so if you’d like to share your card then add your direct link so everyone can check it out.