Sunday, March 4, 2018

High Tide Sympathy

Happy Sunday!

I made some good progress on my presentation yesterday and then took half an hour to tidy the war-zone.  How is it possible to make SUCH a mess in so little time???  Today I want to go down and play with a few new stamp sets that have been in my cave for a few months now but still haven't seen ink!  Class is Friday night and I want to make something fresh and "spring'y" (as I stare outside at the 10" of fresh snow *lol*)

Today I'm sharing the ultimate masculine/sympathy card.  Quick, easy and lovely!
I can't take credit for the main design.  I have seen many versions on Pinterest and, to be honest, they are the reason I own this set!  I knew, when I first saw High Tide in the catalogue, that it would be a very popular set ... but it wasn't something I "needed" right away.  The lighthouse wasn't up my alley and I have sandpipers from another set already ...
I did order it, however, once I had depleted my stash of sympathy cards.  This set really is ideal for a gentle, soothing card.

It is, quite simply, a standard card base in whisper white and a layer of 3" x 4 1/4".  The layer has the corners rounded with the (retired) project life corner rounder punch.

The water is stamped directly on the card base in Marina Mist ink and then stamped in the middle of the layer.  I used a sponge to very lightly swirl some Marina Mist ink on the card base and on the layer.  I stamped the birds in Classic Archival Black ink and the sentiment is stamped in Island Indigo.  I added a few rhinestones to the water.

I made a few different versions of this card, adding a thin strip or card stock or glimmer paper to the left of the top layer, just to see if I liked it.  I decided against it for sympathy cards but for masculine cards it certainly is a nice option.

I highly recommend this set to have in your "keeper" pile.  It's one I think I will turn to again and again!

Right!  Off I go to walk Doodles, wrap up the first draft of my presentation and send it off to Donna Griffith at Head Office!  I hope you have a stampy Sunday.  Thanks for popping in :)


1 comment:

  1. This is a really nice card especially nice for the men.