April 4, 2013

Sympathy Card - Make Your Own Background

Happy Thursday!
Today I am showing you a card I made for a friend of mine Vicky from Crafting Vicky, Her Stepmom's mom past away last week, my heart goes out to her and to all who are effected. Drop by and leave Vicky some bloggy encouragement and love AND of course all prayers are welcomed. I know how important a Step Parent/Step Grandparent can be , they are very special people to love another child as if they were their own, I consider them beautiful and brave.
I chose one of Vicky's favorite colors , the colors you would see in a sunflower, yellow.

I made my own background using:

  • White Embossing Powder from Recollections
  • Yellow and Pink ink from Designer Ink
  • Almohadilla de Tina from Marvy Matchables
  • Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution from Tim Holtz Ranger
  • Watermark Resist from Inkssentials Ranger
  • Wooden and clear "background" stamps from stash

How to acheive this effect:
First stamp your image using a clear medium ( I used Watermark resist from Inkssentials Ranger)
Add white embossing powder and heat emboss
Next choose what color ink you want and cover over areas of the embossed stamp, to add depth ink more in certain spots.
Next using alcohol blending solution on a cotton ball wipe over the embossed image to remove ink.
Repeat this step with each image you add..Voila!

  I inked the flower around the edges with "Almohadilla de Tina ink" and added a ladybug button from my stash. The lines and holes were faded so I spruced the lady bug up by using my black (Noir) Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pen, it worked perfect!!! 

The sentiment is from " ChatterBox" from Alley Way Stamps and the strip was created using acetate paper , alcohol pens and blending solution.

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Naomi. Great colors and I love the background.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and the masking!! :)

PS ... thanks for the love on the PMB blog :) Sadly ... I wish it was fun to be the 'card maker' for work... but it's really not... lol :) The last thing I want to do when I get home from a 9 hour day, is make a card for a bunch of peeps I just left! LOL! But such is life! :) I don't get paid to do it ... it's all on my dime :) Oh well..... :)

jessica said...

beautiful card Naomi! LOVE the background you created!!!
Gorgeous job my friend!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Thursday!!

Crafting Vicky said...

Thank you so much Naomi! That's such a beautiful card. I really love the background that you have created. Your kind words are really a balm on our pain!

Unknown said...

Sorry to hear of Vicky's loss... so sad. Your card will always be treasured by her.... it is always difficult to make sympathy cards (for me it is).. so I always admire how people make them.
I always love reading through what you have used to create... :-)

ike said...

Ooooh - that's lovely Naomi. I like the flower and ribbon and that background soooo rocks !!! Fabulous :-)
IKE xxxx

Anonymous said...

This is adorable, I love the flower and ladybug. Just a beautiful job. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Naomi~This card turned out so cute & I'm sure that Vicky will love it! So sweet of you! :) Hugs~Patti Thanks for your sweet comments!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Naomi this is awesome, I love the colors and I love what you did to make the background, this is amazing but then so are you. Hugs, Cathy K

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning card. My thoughts and prayers are with those who mourn xoxox

Migdalia said...

Very BEAUTIFUL my friend!!!A BEAUTY of a card! Awesome job!!
My prayers and love go out to Vicky and her family.
Sending bloggie love to you,Michael & Troy,

Nana said...

Beautiful, love all the detail and that flowers is gorgeous.

Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Karon said...

Wonderful card Naomi - and love this technique. It's on my to do list:-) TFS

yyam said...

Really pretty! Love how you created the background...such a lovely mix of colours and textures!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

This turned out so beautiful Naomi. I'm sure it will help Vicky to know how much she means to you.


Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Naomi!! I love the beautiful background!! You did an amazing job my friend!! It's a work of art!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! Happy Sunday :)

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