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Welcome to VAL'S PAPER OBSESSION! Thanks for stopping by.

This is a blog of my card creations, with a few other things thrown in...Kick off your flipflops and sit a spell.

To see my card gallery, please go to: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=162786

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sympathy and Prayers

This card is for today's Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge - IC321- a site called Everything Turquoise. My inspiration is from this picture of a beautiful duvet and sham set, and the orchid on the table beside it: http://www.everythingturquoise.com/2011/12/mia-duvet-sham-set.html.

I sprayed a piece of white cardstock with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Patina and then dry embossed it with an embossing folder from Darice. Then I sanded the embossing to bring out the white design. The shimmer doesn't show up in the picture, but in real life, it's quite lovely.

The stamp is from Hero Arts...it's called "Potted Plant"...it's one of my favorites. I stamped it with white pigment ink and heat embossed it with detail white embossing powder on teal dp.

The sentiment, which reads "sending sympathy and prayers..." on the outside, and "...to heal your heart." on the inside is from Stampin' Up's "Petite Pairs" set.

Got the pretty white polka dot ribbon in a shipment of all white ribbon from

Really Reasonable Ribbon Club...want to thank you ladies at SCS for turning me on to this club through a forum mentioned in the newsletter a while back. Love the quality of these ribbons...no, I don't work for them, just a very satisfied customer!!

Also entering this card to these challenges:
DYSU#56 - Ribbons;

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 92 - 4 layers; and

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 2 - embossing.



Pauline said...

Beautiful sympathy card, love the blue tones, and the floral image is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Barbara Colbert said...

What a lovely sympathy card...beautiful shades of blue! Very nice and so appropriate! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Pat Garvin said...

Colors are very pretty. Love the lay out. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful card, Valarie! Thanks so much for stopping by during the Stamp It! 3 Ways Blog Hop!

Kim said...

What a great 4 layered card Val!! I like the blues. By the way, I like the picture of you on the beach. It looks nice and fun. Thanks for joining in the Speedy Fox Challenge.

Payne Holler Cards said...

really beautiful card!
thanks for joining us at Speedy the Fox challenge (-:

and I love your blog header pic!

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, love the blue colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Val, I love the blue colour tones :)
Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

Tammylee said...

Love all the layers and love the color blue! Nice! Thanks for playing with us this week at Speefdy Fox & Friends.


Designing with Debbie said...

Great CAS card. The blues are fitting for this type of card. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.