Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Baroque Sympathy

When I saw the color challenge for today to use River Rock, Basic Gray and Basic Black, I immediately thought of a sympathy card. I always have such a hard time with sympathy cards, so I decided it might be good to have one on hand. I broke out my Baroque Motifs set again and used a layout similar to one I've used before with that set. You can see that card here.

For this card, I started with a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2" piece of River Rock folded in half. I stamped the swirl from Baroque Motifs in the lower left and upper right corners of the card base. The swirl was first inked in Versamark and then in Basic Gray so I could emboss it with clear embossing powder. I thought the Basic Gray looked a little "flat" on the River Rock by itself, so I decided to emboss it to give it some dimension. I then stamped the swirl again in River Rock as a shadow.

The inside piece of River Rock measures 3 x 4 1/4" and was stamped the same way as the card base. This piece was then layered on a 3 1/8 x 4 3/8" piece of Basic Gray and a 3 3/8 x 4 5/8" piece of Basic Black.

The center strip of River Rock measures 1 x 4 1/4" and is layered on a 1 1/8 x 4 1/4" piece of Basic Black. With Sympathy was stamped in Basic Gray. (It is from one of last year's hostess sets, but I can't remember the name off the top of my head.) The medallion was also stamped in Versamark and Basic Gray and embossed with clear embossing powder, and the small flower was stamped in Versamark and River Rock and embossed as well. A black brad is attached in the center of the flower.

I hope I don't have to use this card anytime soon, but I guess I'll have it now in case I need it.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Recipe:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Hostess Set
Cardstock: River Rock, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Gray, River Rock
Other: Vintage Brad, Clear Embossing Powder

6 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Carol, this is stunning! I just love how the Basic Grey offsets the other colors! WOW!

Markie's Mom said...

This card is striking. I just love it! (I hope you don't need to use it soon, either.) I love the layout and stamp choices!

Ann said...

Such a beautiful card! I love that the swirls continue onto the card base.

Michelle said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Jenn D said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! WOW! You have some amazing cards here on your blog. I'm glad I got your e-mail with the link. I have to attempt this color challenge. I am stumped, but there are so many inspiring cards that I have to do it. Beautiful

Justine (JusColorado) said...

I love your card. I saw it on the color challenge and had to come here to check it out in more detail. Thanks for sharing it!!