Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Kylie's International Highlights - Sympathy

Welcome to another International Highlights hosted by Kylie Bertucci. These are always fun as there are people from all over the world who come together to share their love of crafting. So there are always lots of great ideas for you to get inspiration from.

This month the theme is Sympathy. It is unfortunate that at times we have the need for these types of cards. But we need to dwell on and embrace the happiness and joy the departed brought to our lives and cherish the memories. 

I have coped surprisingly better than I anticipated I would after the passing of my father, because I have chosen to dwell on the good memories I have of him. The large amount of hand made cards I received at the time, brought both myself, my family and particularly, my mother, great comfort. It touched our hearts that so many people took the time to let us know they were thinking of us. 

So please, if you can, let people know in their time of need, that you are thinking of them. A card like mine below, would surely bring a smile to their faces.

You've Got This - A perfect stamp set for any occasion - Simply Stamping with Narelle - get yours here -

Now that you have seen my card, make sure you check out what everyone else has done. Did you know that you can also vote for my card? I would love it if you would. To do just that, and see all the other beautiful creations, just click on the image below.

I used the beautiful You've Got This stamp set for this card. This is such a versatile set that can be used for lots of different occasions.  Here is the set in case you haven't noticed it in the catalogue.

You've Got This - A fantastic versatile stamp set to add  to your collection - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here -

There are many techniques that can be used with this set. I have used masking here, where I stamped the flower and then used a cut out template of the flower over the top when I stamped the hashed background.

Here is how I did it.

First stamp the flower onto scrap paper. I used some copy paper. Then cut it out.

Next, stamp the flower onto the cardstock you want to use on the card. I stamped mine straight onto the Crumb Cake card front.

Next, you need to place your mask over the image you just stamped. Make sure that you have it aligned correctly, and that it doesn't move.

Now you stamp the background hash image straight over the top, being very careful not to move the mask.

The other technique I used on this card was water colouring. But I used white, so it doen't look like your normal water colouring. 

Colour the image with the white water colour pencil. Colour each section individually, but only partially. 

You then use an Aqua Painter to blend the pencil over the rest of the section. 

The photo doesn't show the gradient of intensity of the white. 

And perhaps I need to play with this technique a but more to perfect it. There is always lots to learn and tehcniques to perfect. That's why I love my job.

I hope you have enjoyed todays card and the little tutorial on how I made it. Now don't forget to hop over and vote for it while you are checking out all the other amazing projects.

Thanks for dropping  by.
Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty card. Love the white pencil on crumb cake.