Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Loving Support

A while ago, a friend of mine used a gorgeous sentiment on a sympathy card, and I needed - NEEDED - to own the set. Sympathy cards are difficult to make, and having a good selection of sentiments helps.

When I saw the recently expired Case Study challenge:

I got an idea, and this is what came out:

I put a piece of masking tape across the card front, then stamped the Hero Arts Circle Lace stamp in Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts Charcoal ink.

I only added the pearls because there was an unexplained and non-removable spot below the lace and I needed to cover it up. So: pearls. There are no mistakes in stamping - only opportunities for embellishment. I love this hobby.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. lovely - perfect stamps for this technique!
    Sandra ltb

  2. I too seem to get those "unexplained" spots on my cards and have to add a little something/something to cover.

  3. I agree ~ it's a must have set. I like the card you made. I like the way you masked part of the image and inserted the sentiment in the area.

  4. Ha...way to take the opportunity to add pearls! I love it!!

  5. I did not think I would like the Circle Lace stamp, but it really looks great on your card.

  6. I love how you split the doily image to put a sentiment inside! Great sympathy card, and it would be easy to mass produce too! The pearls belong there, with or without a smudge!

  7. That is a nice sentiment. Sympathy cards are hard. I usually make a few at a time, so I have one when I need it.

    Leslie, thanks for your kind comment on my card for S)S CHallenge 144, oldest tree stamp. I need to embrace your "opportunity for embellishment: mindset -- I get really upset when I smudge a card -- but it happens a lot. :(

  8. That is a great set of sympathy sentiment stamps. Great card too. I like the addition of the pearls it gives it a little something extra.

  9. oh wow, oh wow, OH WOW!!!!!!!! new all-time favorite card!!!!!!! YOWZA!!! <3


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