Sympathy Spotlight

Stamps: SU Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: SU Whisper White, Basic Black, Bazzill Textured Eggplant,
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Spellbiners Circle Nestabilities Dies, Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers Dies, Stamping Sponges, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue
Techniques: Sponging, Die Cutting

This card was made as a Design Team card for Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #358: with an optional theme of "flower power".

I had also made a birthday card for this challenge, but the idea of sponging circles kept coming to mind, so I made this sympathy card as a second Design Team contribution.

I started with a scrap of Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock, and die cut a 1-7/8" circle yo use as my sponging template. I sponged firs the purple circle (with a lighter touch in the lower left part of the circles), then the green. On top of these I offset and sponged an orange circle.

Then, I used the Sizzix Wildflower die set and die-cut three flower stem outlines from black cardstock. I played around for a while with positioning of the different silhouettes before deciding where each went. Then glued them in place using Tombow glue.

I used a sponge to give a tinge of purple around all four edges of the card panel for added interest.

Then, used Tombow glue to adhere the panel to the card base of textured Bazzill light purple cardstock.

The sentiment is from the SU "Thoughts & Prayers" stamp set. It was stamped with SU's Elegant Eggplant ink.

This card went together rather quickly, and pretty much captured the vision I had for how I wanted it to look. I am giving it a difficulty rating of "1" out of "5".