Sunday, August 2, 2015

Creation Station: Heartfelt Sympathy

Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop!  We are here to inspire you - and this week our theme is Sympathy, Get Well, Thinking of You.....  We are concentrating on the new Heartfelt Sympathy set or the Thoughts of You set. 

I picked Heartfelt Sympathy....cuz mine hadn't seen ink yet!!!  

Before I get too far into this post, I'm going to do a little public service announcement.  When I started playing with this, I noticed my set had a couple of errors in the stamped image.  One, you'll see in a couple of cards below.  The 'y' doesn't have the loop of the y finished.  Also, one of the phrases for the inside is missing the 'f' in the word of.  However, I know that when I call Stampin' Up! they will fix it for me - cuz they rock like that.  If you notice that your set has errors, please contact your demonstrator and they will take care of it for you. Cuz we rock like that!!!

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This card kinda had me baffled....I'll admit!  I'm not sure why.  But once I got it to come together, I do like it.  A little different color combo here - Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon and Bermuda Bay.  I started off by heat embossing the sentiment in Gold, and then watercolored over the top in those colors mentioned.  I added some splatters of glitter to the card.  

Once it was good and dry, I started to layer it up.  Do you notice a sneak peek of something to come??? 

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The finished card size is approximately 5-1/2"x5-1/2", so I created an envelope with the envie punch board.  I happened to use the same Designer Series Paper for the envie as the strips on the card.  

I also finished the inside of my card off - something I rarely do, but need to.  

Ready for the next card?  Again....I struggled with this one....I think I put it aside and came back to it about 20 times!  Ugh!  
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This time I embossed the sentiment in silver, and watercolored over the top.  I started off by brushing water over the top of the sentiment and dripped Blackberry Bliss into the water.  I loved the effect it did - almost a tie dye kind of look.  However, it wasn't quite right for the smeared it around.  I let that dry.  It was darker than I wanted.  So I added some water over the top and blotted it with a paper towel.  That helped - and you can see where I did this.  I'm okay with that.  

I don't know why I added the Bermuda Bay don't ask!!!  :)  Remember - this was a struggle card!

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I added the banners to tie the card together.  Do you spot another sneak peek at all?  And do you see how the 'y' in the bottom line doesn't complete the loop?  At first I thought it was my stamping....but it's not.  
In the end, it's not my favorite card, but not my least favorite either....

Onto my last card of the day. 

Ironically, this is my favorite of the three and it took the least amount of time.  Go figure!

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And again....this is watercolored....surprise, surprise!  I embossed the sentiment in clear embossing powder.  The watercoloring is done in Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride.  

I added some sequins - gold and clear.  Simple and sweet.

I used my scallop edge rotary cutter to trim the edges. Love! that dainty edge it creates.  This was the first time I'd used that - watch out - you'll see more of it!  I think it'll be sweet on baby cards.

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To finish this card up, I popped it up on top of some Designer Series Paper.  Easy!!!  And quick.  No wonder it's my fave!

What did you think?  I'd love to hear what you'd do different or any ideas you have - just leave me a comment below.

To be further inspired, hop your way around and check out what the other talented design members have created.....



Heartfelt Sympathy in Gold/Mint
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Heartfelt Thanks in Blackberry Bliss
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Heartfelt Thanks in Calypso Coral
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