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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Green and Purple Congrats

Another gloomy and cold day today so  I was able to spend some time in my craft room this afternoon.
I needed to make a card for a couple at our church and have been thinking it over in my head for the last couple of days; what stamps, sketch, colors, and paper I was going to use for it.
I had the sketch already picked out. It is sketch #102 from The Deconstructed Sketch  by Jen Shultz. She always has such wonderful sketches.
I decided the card would look best by turning the card and flipping the sketch a bit.
 As you can see I picked green, purple and brown for the colors. The praying hands were stamped on watercolor paper that I still had sitting on my desk from my last card session. I then inked it with Antique Linen and hand cut it out.
The background for my the sentiment, which by the way I did on the computer, is also a leftover mistake from my last card. I had stamped the script stamp slightly crooked and couldn't use it. For this card I die cut it with a Spellbinders die and just made sure the die was placed so the script was straight. I also inked the background paper before I die cut it so I wouldn't bend the delicate border. I used Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain distress ink. I then ran it through the printer for the sentiment. "Congratulations" is stamped with Forest Moss distress ink on ivory cardstock then inked with Crushed Olive, Concord Grape and Walnut Stain distress ink.
I also roughed up the paper layers to help give the card an aged look. The two purple over-sized brads are something that I have had for several years so it felt good to use them. I also inked the edges of the white card base with Forest Moss, Concord Grape and Walnut Stain distress ink. Lots of inky goodness on this card!



  1. What a beautiful card Teresa! The coloring and shading you did make for a very peaceful card, perfect for someone at church!

  2. Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  3. Lovely card, Theresa! I love the praying hands and the die that you used for the sentiment. I am sure the recipients will love it! So glad you got to play along with us this week at The Deconstructed Sketch! Have a wonderful day!


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