Heartfelt Sympathy: Rustic Vibe

Mar 22, 2018Sympathy & Thinking of You Cards1 comment

Heartfelt Sympathy: Rustic Vibe

Mar 22, 2018Sympathy & Thinking of You Cards1 comment

Heartfelt Sympathy: Rustic Vibe

Mar 22, 2018Sympathy & Thinking of You Cards1 comment

Two Days – Two Ways: Get the most out of your stamp sets!

Today and tomorrow, I’m focusing on a set that’s been collecting dust on my shelf – Heartfelt Sympathy. Since I want to make sure you get the most out of your supplies, we’re going to explore two different ways to create a great design!

Today’s card was designed for Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Design Team O is up this week with another fun challenge board.

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I took my inspiration from the left to right diagonal – Twine, Metallic, Rhinestones.

I really, truly am in love with this card! I’ve always loved this stamp set, and wanted to figure out a way to make it a bit more masculine – or at least appropriate to send to a couple in their time of loss.

I started with the sentiment on some Sahara Sand, but thought it looked too clean. So, I distressed the edges…. not vintage/rustic enough…. enter ink splotches. Perfecto!

Of course, I had to add in the requisite metallic touches and Rhinestones. Touches of floral are a-ok for a masculine-ish card. Dont’ch’a think? And, to take the edge off the rhinestones, I colored them black.

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