Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Friday, March 02, 2012

Just Believe Sunset

Unfortunately I had to take a break from my scrapbooking projects to make a sympathy card for a friend. It seems like the Just Believe set is one of my go to sets when creating a sympathy card. I thought it would look nice and peaceful to have a pretty sunset as the background...I really love the way this turned out. I hope it brings my friend some comfort.

I sponged on several different shades of Classic Ink onto my Whisper White card stock to create this background. First, was Daffodil Delight sponged inside of a circle I cut out of a post it note. Then I removed the post it mask and covered the yellow circle I had just sponged with a circle the same size - also punched from a post it. Then I sponged the sky surrounding the sun with Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, Marina Mist and a bit of Always Artichoke as it got to the bottom, grassy area. After it was good and dry, I used my Embossing Buddy on top and then inked the image with VersaMark and heat embossed with Black EP.

The sentiment is from the new set Loving Thoughts available in the Occasions Mini. That was also embossed in black. Here's the complete recipe...

Stamps: Just Believe & Loving Thoughts
Card stock: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Basic Gray & Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, Marina Mist, Always Artichoke & VersaMark
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Edgelits Dies, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders, Perfect Details Texturz Plate & Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!

12 comments:

Wendy J. said...

A real beauty, Lynn!

Julia said...

Very pretty! Been meaning to try this technique myself!

Donna said...

This is so pretty! I've been wanting to try this but just haven't been brave enough yet. Maybe I'll give it a go this weekend.

Thank you for posting and making it sound easy enough to try!

Bev said...

I just love this set! I am very impressed with how the coloring turned out with your sponging technique. Keep on posting Lynn. Love your work!
Bev

Jeni said...

So pretty & peaceful. My sympathy to your friend - I'm sure she loved your card.

I've never tried this technique! TFS!!

Lola G. said...

This project really highlights the beauty of this set – I appreciate the inspiration!

KayLynn said...

Love this! I think it's time to pull out my sponges again.

Louise Sutton said...

What a beautiful card. I'm sure the recipient was touched by your thoughtfulness.

Pat T. said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing!

Elaine said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Amy Downing said...

Gorgeous! I love Sunset cards...and I especially love what this does for the Perfect Plum...looks so completely different on your card!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love the colors in the gradient paired with the black embossing. Thanks so much for sharing!