Monday, May 7, 2012

Simple and Quiet

Greetings Friends!!  I hope you are having a lovely start to your week!  We spent the weekend mostly indoors due to a sick kiddo and I'm hanging with him again today as he's not *quite* better but well on the mend.  We ended up heading out on a beautiful walk this morning after my oldest headed off to school.  It's just gorgeous here in the Northeast!  With all of my indoor time this weekend I was able to continue playing with my new spring palette of Distress Inks, this time focusing on my absolute favorite - Peacock Feathers.  (talk about swoon!?!)

I needed a (sigh) sympathy card and they are always just so hard to make.  I kept it very simple, clean and quiet.
I've been trying really hard lately to adapt the "use what I have" mentality, which I don't know about you but I find extremely difficult especially when new, fun and fabulous products come out just about every day!  So with that in mind, I pulled out an old SU! bird stamp and my SU! Shimmering White paper.  I first inked the bird onto watercolor paper using white craft ink.  I heat set it with white embossing powder and then used my Peacock Feathers ink and an ink blending tool to coat the bird.  I then fussy cut the bird out and adhered it to my card front.  I used this set from Paper and Such for the sentiment which is inked in SU! Basic Black Ink. 

I added a white button with neutral twine threaded through and tied in back.  I rounded each corner and lined the interior with ledger style paper from Crate Paper. 

Hope you have a great rest of the day!!  See you tomorrow!!

Crafty Hugs!


Annette Allen said...

wow I totally love this...that bird looks amazing..

Sparkly Engineer said...

Use what you have - blashphemy! OK, so I'm not sure how to do that technique. Maybe a tutorial? At any rate, I like the simple elegance of this card. Perfect for a sympathy card. I always find them very difficult. I think I'm going to case this one.