Hello! Hope your day is going well. I am playing with the new Eden’s Garden Collection which will be available on November 3, 2021.
Often I have a hard time coming up with an idea for a card. Quite a while ago, I started to make sketches of the cards I received on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch Basic White cardstock. When I am stumped, I look through the sketch cards. Today I am going to share the sketch and the card I created from it.
This is the sympathy card I created with the Eden’s Garden Collection using the sketch. I especially love the Ever Eden Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the gold foil accents. Fabulous!
Here are the sketch and the finished card side by side.
Card base: Evening Evergreen Card Stock (CS) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches
1st Layer: Gold Foil 5 1/4 x 4 inches
Ever Eden DSP: two at 5 x 1 3/4 inches
Top Layer: Basic White CS 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches and Evening Evergreen CS 3 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches.
I stamped the floral image several times, first in Evening Evergreen ink and then in Soft Succulent ink. I liked the Soft Succulent flower with the Evening Evergreen sentiment on the bottom (bottom right).
Putting It All Together
The first step is to adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Gold Foil to the Evening Evergreen CS card base. (Tip: A little trick I learned to save my Gold Foil is to use dies to cut out shapes before covering it up. The sprigs are for another card.) Next adhere the two pieces of the Ever Eden DSP.
Finish the card front by adhering the stamped Basic White CS to the Evening Evergreen CS. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere this to the card front. I added some of the Garden Gems around the flowers. Next, I stamped a 5 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White CS with the sentiment on the right and framed it with the little sprig for the inside of the card.
One of the special ways I share my cards is by making religious cards and donating them to my church to sell in their gift shop.
The new stamp set called His Love by Stampin’ Up!® lends itself to several great card ideas.
This is a general note card which is very versatile. You could send someone encouragement to help them through a hard time, or send the card to celebrate a baptism, first communion or confirmation.
I created this card from one of my sketches. When I receive a card from someone, or see something on Pinterest or the Web, I copy down a sketch of the basic elements of the card onto a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch white card stock. I keep these for times when I need a starting point to create a card.
Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches, 3 x 4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Night of Navy CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and a 3/4 x 4 1/8 inch strip; Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 x 5 1/4 inches. 1/4 inch Metallic ribbon in Seaside Spray: 5 1/2 inches.
Additional supplies: Memento ink; Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers in Ivory and Light and Dark Balmy Blue; super sticky note paper for a mask; Basic Pearl Jewels; Foam Adhesive Sheet; Glue Dots and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Stamp the inside of the card first. Stamp the sentiment “His Love Never Fails” and the image of the Bible in Memento ink on to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Set aside.
Stamp the praying hands in Memento ink onto the lower left corner of the 3 x 4 inch Whisper White CS and onto the super sticky note paper.
Trim the super sticky note paper praying hands close to the outline with Paper Snips. This is your Mask. Place the mask over the stamped praying hands. Stamp the sentiment “Faith” in Memento ink on to the bottom right corner. Now using Night Of Navy ink, stamp the cross over the mask.
Let the ink dry for a minute or two, then remove the mask. Such a fun technique!
Color the cross as desired with the light and dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I colored the hands with the Ivory Stampin’ Blend. You could also use Crumb Cake, Soft Suede or Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends for the skin color.
Add a little of the light and dark Balmy Blue to the ribbon in the Bible.
Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Artistry Blooms DSP to the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Night of Navy CS.
Use Glue Dots on the ends of the 1/4 inch Metallic ribbon to adhere it to the 3/4 x 4 1/8 inch strip of Night Of Navy CS. Adhere the ribbon and Night of Navy CS piece to the Artistry Blooms DSP on the Night Of Navy CS.
To give the card a little dimension, I used the new Foam Adhesive Sheet. First I cut the sheet into four 3 3/4 x 1/4 inch strips.
I adhered the four strips to the back of the praying hands piece, then adhered it to the card front. This is a lot easier than using 15+ of the Stampin’ Dimensionals!
Use the Bone Folder to fold the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Whisper White CS at the 5 1/2 inch score line. This is your card base. Adhere the praying hands and cross piece to the front of the card base. Adhere the inside piece to the inside of the card base.
Now for some Bling!
First I placed the large pearl in the center of the cross. I then placed the smallest pearls on each arm of the cross.
Next I placed 3 medium sized pearls on the background in a triangular orientation. Finally, I added some of the smaller pearls next to the medium sized pearls to make three clusters of pearls.
Now for the final touch, a bit of Wink of Stella on the arms of the cross.
And Viola! You now have a very versatile religious card! I just love how this turned out.
Here are two other versions using the same sketch as the starting point.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you give this a try. Anytime you receive a card and you like the layout, try jotting it down as a sketch to use to start another card. It is a lot of fun to come up with designs using a sketch to start.
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