Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dynamic Duos #94: Black Tie Week

Sympathy cards are never easy to do and I needed one for a co-worker who just lost her mom.  So I turned to the current Dynamic Duos challenge colors for some inspiration:




I've wanted Papertrey Ink's Harvest Berries set for a long time and I'm so glad I finally got them as I think these gingko leaves can be used for so many different occasions.  After die cutting them from white cs I inked up the stamp with Ranger wild honey distress ink and spritzed lightly with water before stamping.  I die cut the leaves again from black cs so I could mat the stamped ones giving a shadow effect.  The sentiment is from Stampendous and after black embossing it on white cs I die cut it using Hero Arts Small Tag Frame Cuts die.  Might be hard to see in the pic but the white panel was dry embossed using a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder.
Other Supplies Used:  Papertrey ink white and summer sunrise cs, Queen & Co rhinestones and pearls, Teresa Collins black enamel dot 

I hope to get caught up on everyone's blogs over the next few days:)  Can't wait to see what everyone's been up to!

12 comments:

JoAnn said...

You are right, sympathy cards are never easy to make but yours turned out beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Dynamic Duos.

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful sympathy card!! Unfortunately we do need this kind of cards from time to time.

Barb said...

I'm sure your co-worker will really appreciate this beautiful card, Robin. I love the shadow effect and the wonderful texture and dimension! Beautifully done! ♥

joy said...

so nicely done, Robin! great design and colors. love the subtle black shadow.

Julia Aston said...

the matting looks great on the leaves - and the brick embossing is the perfect background!

Pam W Merwin said...

Loving your embossed background and the added touch of the shadow effect! Such great colors too. I know your coworker will be blessed :)

svelteSTUFF said...

What a Beautiful Sympathy card (if there can be such a thing?!).
Your use of the Ginkgo biloba leaf is a true tribute to your friend's Mom, as the Ginkgo leaf is Tokyo's Symbol and the tree is thought to be Holy in China - prized for it's pharmaceutical AND food value !
Love the colors!
S~

Joni nina Andaya said...

This is so Gorgeous Robin!!! Love how you used those colors :)

Rosemary said...

harvest berries is one of my favorite PTI sets... looks fabulous in wild honey with the black "shadow"!

Trinh said...

Beautiful card, Robin! Love how you added the darker die cut. Wish I had bought the die cut for those leaves.

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Robin, this is fantastic. I love the shadow you created with the black die cut- genius! That EF is so cool too as a backdrop for the die cuts. Lovely! TFS with the Dynamic Duos this week;)

Greta said...

One of my favorite stamp/die sets & you've used it perfectly! I'll have to remember to grab it next time I need a sympathy card, as I haven't used it for that yet.