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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Aud Sentiments Challenge 85 "With Sympathy"

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Hello my friends!
Today is my first post as a design team member with the Aud Sentiments DT and our challenge was to create a card or project for those hard times, "With Sympathy". This challenge is being sponsored by the Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps store. If you have not checked out this store and you love to work with digital images, this is the place to go!
Tons and tons of gorgeous digis just waiting to be inked up!
Okay so here is my card for the challenge:

I chose to use the Rose digi from the Robyns Fetish for my card. I tried to think of something that would possibly try to make a person smile during their hard times and this rose spoke to me. I think it is gorgeous. I colored the image in using my copics, R24, R29 and R46 for the rose and G21 and G24 for the leaves and stem. I added some glossy accents to my rose to give it some dimension and a more realistic feel. I fussy cut the rose out as best as I could and then put it on a ton of foam popups.

I then took a white piece of Bazzill CS and cut it down to make it an A2 sized card. I ran the front half of it through my ebosser and embossed it using my Anna Griffin "Rose Pavillion" embossing folder. I wanted to keep the background white and simple as I wanted the sentiment to stand out and say it all. I stamped my sentiment, "With sincere sympathy" in momento tuxedo black ink. This sentiment comes from an old Close to my heart set called, "Comforting Thoughts". To finish off my card I added a few red sequins. I did not want the card to take away from the rose and the sentiment.

Well my friends that is my card today. I hope you like it. Please join in the challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and link up your creation too. All you need to do is make a card or project with the words, "Sympathy or Thinking of You" and link up by July 30th! Don't forget to stop on by and see Robyn at Robyn's Fetish and have a look at all her amazing designs. Remember that you can win some of her digi's if you play along in the challenge as Robyn is graciously giving away 5 digis stamps, winner's choice!
Thanks for stopping by and until next time...
Enjoy life's blessings~ 


  1. Beautiful card!! Love the Rose

  2. I love how that red rose just pops off the white embossed panel...so pretty :)

  3. Oh wow, Jo, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The rose is so beautiful - it looks amazing with the glossy accents!! It just pops off the white embossing!! What a stunning card my friend!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Your rose is just gorgeous. A beautiful sympathy card.

  5. Beautiful card! Love the embossed background! Like how you fussy cut the rose, colored and glossied it!

  6. Lovely card Jo - I like the rose very much and the embossing as well - love to emboss on my cards - need to do that more often as embossing is a nice touch to a card - enjoy your crafting week! Gail

  7. What a beautiful card Jo! I love that rose digi, so pretty and comforting. You colored it so pretty!! Your sentiment of course is perfect and I just love that embossing with your rose! Hugs my friend!

  8. Hey Jo - I really like the fussy cut rose on the white background! The deep red colors are beautiful and you did a great job of coloring the leaves. And the glossy accents is a great detail!

  9. Love the image of the rose, Jo. Great use of the space too. Beautiful!

    Mel xx


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