June 2014

June 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Handmade Sympathy Card for Creative Embellishments!

Hello there fellow crafters!!! It appears the "Fall Season" is well underway in most of the U.S. with beautiful hues shining through on almost everyone's favorite social media pics. I, however, reside in the Sunshine State where Fall is simply a made up term as we only have two seasons: Spring and Summer! Hahahahaha!!! So, I used this month's inspiration photo over at Creative Embellishments as a starting point to create a sympathy card for a friend in need, grabbing the beautiful hues in the picture to make up my card!

Here's another look at this month's inspiration pic:

I truly love the colors in this pic which is very apparent with my project.  I completed the card using this month's Garden of Abundance kit from Frosted Designs!

I also distressed the edges of my card with a distress tool and some ink as part of this month's challenge! 

Here are some close-ups of the yummy chipboard pieces I used on this project:
First I created a background with the Binary background stamp and black distress ink.  I also used my Tim Holtz layering stencil with molding paste for some background texture.

I painted the Flourish 18 with some Luminarte Paint from my stash, then added a coat of crackle paint for texture (yes, this is my FAV technique right now!!!).

I grabbed flowers and embellishments from this month's and previous month's FD kits to dress it up a bit!

Finally, I added various sized hexagons which were painted with brown distress paint and inked over with black distress ink.

Well gang... Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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