Thursday, 9 May 2013

Three minute Love and Sympathy

I had an email from one of my lovely customers the other day asking what stamps I could recommend for grass. I made one or two suggestions but then I had a lightbulb moment about the wonderful Love and Sympathy set! Here's a quick card I made for my Three Minute Thursday spot today:


Do you see how grass-ish the floral image is? I used markers to colour the rubber before stamping to get a multi-coloured image and afterwards, I turned the stamp upside down and used the bottom of the stems as grass to fill out the 'planting' a little. You could easily omit the flowers if you only wanted grass too (in fact, I think I'll do that for tomorrow!)


But I really like the flowers too. Here's a close-up of one of them where you can see the effect of colouring the flower head with Primrose Petals and 'thumping' with the darker Raspberry Ripple.

What a great set this is! The sentiments are wonderful for sympathy cards but the floral image is versatile enough for all sorts of other occasions.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Love and Sympathy
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade markers, Basic Grey classic ink
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Stamp-a-majig
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My oldest son is getting quite grumpy with all the extra work he's having to put in at school. When I wake him in the morning he gives me a cantankerous look over the top of the duvet. "Morning darling!" I say in Mary Poppins tones. "See you at breakfast for joy and laughter!" Then I flee down the stairs, cackling, before he can throw something at my head!

Thank you for visiting here today. I'll be back with another grassy creation tomorrow so do pop back then!

16 comments:

  1. I have this stamp set because it's so lovely . . . so far I haven't inked it up (shame on me) . . . you've inspired me to use it now! Thank you! xxxx

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  2. A fab card Vicky, I love your delicate shading.

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  3. Lovely design Vicky. Also, love your colour choice.

    I have two grumpy teenagers who have difficulty getting up in the morning. A wok lid and wooden spoon seem to encourage them out of their beds lol

    Hugs xx

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  4. Beautiful card Vicky - very elegant!

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  5. Oh my - that just HAS to go on my wish list Vicky. Fabulous result.

    Did laugh about your son - just wait until he lobs a trainer at you as you flee :))

    Hugs, Di xx

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  6. Ooooh just beautiful Vicky!! Never thought of using the grass upside down!
    Lizy xx

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  7. Beautiful card Vicky. Very elegant and just right for a Sympathy card. I love that image, it's on my wish list already.

    Kat xx

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  8. Great idea and a beautiful card

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  9. a stunning card Vicky perfect Sympathy card

    Anne

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  10. Absolutely stunning Vicky, I love the grasses and it's so perfect for a Sympathy card. This is my go to set for such an occasion.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. Vicky i love the "natural" look of your grass and flowers-and the sentiment sits perfectly-lovely card ;)
    Nessa xx

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  12. Lovely card Vicky, and such a good idea for the grass x x

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  13. I sympathise with you , my youngest Ari is preparing for his leaving exams and I'm getting that grumpy look a lot lately. ! the upside down grass is such a clever idea and ever so effective as is your "thumping" I do love these artistic terms.

    Marie

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  14. A really lovely stamped design, Vicky. Very creative and clever x

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  15. Love this card. The grass looks almost real. Hugs Mrs a.

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  16. I had to go and look at this stamp in the catalogue..... Clever idea Vicky, you'd never now it was the other end of the stems if you hadn't said!!!
    Beautiful card, so delicate and summery :0)
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x