Sympathy Card

Hi everyone,

Happy Monday!

I came across two challenges which I was really inspired to make a sympathy card based on their theme, using a woodmounted stamp from Penny Black.

ColorQ challenge theme for this week is black, grey, white PLUS one more color, which I chose blue, to complete the whole color palette.

I am using the layout inspiration from CAS(E) this Sketch challenge for this design.

Here is what I came up with,

Step by step instructions

  1. Mask the left and bottom of the card base to create a uniform border around it before stamping the background.
  2. Use Penny Black image to create background.  First, ink the image with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, stamp the first time on scrap paper and then, stamp on the card base.  This is to create the grey images.
  3. Heat set it to ensure the dye ink from Memento is completely dry.
  4. Ink image with Versafine Onyx Black on card base, emboss with clear embossing powder.  This way, only the black images are embossed and the grey ones are not.
  5. Die cut 4 pieces of Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs using white cardstock.  For the first die cut, color with copic markers, blending B91 and B95 for an ombre blue shade.  Layer die cut one of another to create a thicker sentiment, almost like a chipboard.  Color the sides of the die cut with the same copic marker color, that way, even the sides of the cardstock is of the same blue shade.
  6. To ink the background with hues of blue, I used Hero Arts silky sponge to pick up Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Tumbled Glass and lightly dab over the card base.
  7. Attached the die cut sentiment “Hugs” on the card base using foam tape.

I hope you like this card design.

The technique of embossing part of the background gives a subtle difference in the texture of the card, especially for mellow choice of background colors used.  In this case, the challenge color palette is black and grey, it would have been quite flat and dull if there is nothing done to differentiate the texture.

For the coloring of the sentiment, one layer die cut cardstock over another gives a nice chipboard effect.  Coloring the sides will also make it more complete without showing the layers.

As Ombre is in trend now, using your own color medium to create that ombre texture is a simple and easy way to give a nice overall look of one single color.

I hope you like this card and would really love your hear from you, so drop me some comment.

Have a great week ahead!

Supplies and Tools

  • Penny Black 3142K Cat’s Tales woodmounted stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
  • Versarfine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
  • Hero Arts Clear embossing powder
  • Copic Sketch Markers - B91, B95
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Tumbled Glass
  • Hero Arts Silky Sponge

Submitted to the following challenge(s)



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