Sunday, March 13, 2016

Gina Marie Designs Sympathy Card

This card uses a new technique I learned at the Stamp Academy class I won from a blog hop a few weeks ago. I was able to inlay this very intricate die cut into the lovely blue paper I had watercolored by die cutting the Gina Marie Designs "Sympathy" die and then leaving all the pieces in the die and placing a small amount of adhesive on the back of all the little bits I needed to add back to the opening (the opening in the "p" and the "a" and all the bits of blue in the flourishes). Then I placed the die back inside the die cut opening and adhered them down by gently pressing on each one with the tool I use to get the small pieces out of my dies when they stick. It worked beautifully! Then I simply die cut the word in silver cardstock and sprayed it with my spray on adhesive before placing it in the space left for it in the blue paper. It fit perfectly! Then I die cut Gina Marie Designs dragonfly die and added a few silver sequins. Isn't this a lovely sympathy card?
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Make Your Own Background
Retarte 2W, E3 - #72 - Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #121 Add Some Sparkle (Week 2 of 2 )
Crafty Creations - 2W - #310 Sentiment As A Focal Point  (Week 2 of 2)
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #86 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist use a sentiment on front of project  (Week 2 of 2) 
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #76 Always Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E Use Dies and/or Punches (Week 1 of 2) 
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#221 Anything Goes Two Week Challenge
Noor! Designs UK (M,P1) #16 Clean and Simple
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb (2W, E3, P1/15)  #134 Punched (use dies or punches)
Petal Lu (M, P15) #9 Anything Goes
Scrap N' Challenge (M, P15) Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #176 Easter (alternative thank you) (W1 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.104 - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – W, 4E, SIO  No. 182 - Add some Sparkle
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 25 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - W, 3E, Any Craft Accepted - #167 Anything goes with optional twist: Use a Clock or Other Time Piece
The Corrosive Challenges - 3W, 3E  #3 Anything Goes (W1 of 3) 
A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W,  P1/15, E3) #15 Anything Goes + DT Call


  1. What a beautiful project design. Love the details and diecuts. Thanks so much for your entry in this week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

  2. So pretty and very elegant ... perfect for sad occasion.
    x Asha

  3. Another beauty ... sure to sooth the soul. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. This is really a classic look. That was a wonderful class you took. Thank you so much for entering our 221st challenge. We are always delighted to see your entries and appreciate your inspirational creativity.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday
    DT Member

  5. Such an elegant card, the dragonfly looks amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  6. It certainly is. Your attention to detail has paid off. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Beautifully elegant sympathy card! Love the way you designed it! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  8. A beautiful work and that combination with silver charm me, thank you for participating in CORROSIVE THE CHALLENGE BLOG, luck.
    Gaby DT

  9. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

  10. Beautiful card; love the inlaid die technique. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  11. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week for our Sparkle Challenge @ QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  12. This is such a lovely card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with Friends. Sue DT.

  13. What a beautiful card. Love the elegant feel to it. Thanks for joining us at NSHK.
    Brita DT