Saturday, January 11, 2014

Words Of Comfort - Day 2

Hello again, friends, and welcome back for Day 2 of this month's Papertrey Ink countdown. I want to start by thanking everyone for their wonderful comments and enthusiasm for Words Of Comfort. I truly appreciate the positive response and I'm excited to share more of this meaningful little set. So let's get to it!

My first card today is a very simple card that you could use to just be there for someone going through a rough time.

I began by stamping the lines and birds onto a strip of white cardstock using Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, and gray inks. I wanted the pair of birds to connect directly to the sentiment, so I stamped my message in the same color ink.

I layered that panel onto a piece of Enchanted Evening patterned paper that I had cut on the bias to get the diagonal lines. Those layers were then mounted to a Soft Stone card base that had been textured with the Linen & Canvas impression plate. It's a very simple, masculine design which is always nice to have on hand. Man cards are tough. Here for you cards can be tough, too. This card satisfies both needs (and it can be femmed up with a few color swaps if you so choose).

My final card today is another sympathy card that uses two of the phrases in the set to build one longer message.

I began by stamping my fern fronds in Spring Moss and second generation Ripe Avocado inks onto a white panel. I chose to stamp off the Ripe Avocado because the full-strength ink was just a little more intense that I wanted for this card. Next, I die cut my Queen Anne's Lace bloom and stamped it with Winter Wisteria (the stems are full-strength and the petals are second generation). I stamped my sentiment onto my white panel using Dark Chocolate ink before adhering it to a decorative Spring Moss mat.

Then, I scored my lines (on either side of my ribbon) and tied the bow around my focal panel. That whole piece was mounted to a Kraft card base that I had stamped with Background Basics: Tin Types in Fresh Snow ink. I finished the card by mounting my bloom atop the fern fronds with foam tape and embellishing it with a few white pearls.

I hope you've enjoyed today's projects! I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of additional projects featuring Words Of Comfort. In the meantime, NicholeHeatherDawnErin, LauraMelissa, and Tiffany have more to share with you. See you soon!

Birds On A Line Card
Stamps: Words Of Comfort (available January 15th), In The Meadow (birds), Birds Of A Feather (line) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Soft Stone, Enchanted Evening Stripe Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain - Papertrey Ink; gray pigment - Studio G
Other: Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Floral Sympathy Card
Stamps: Words Of Comfort (available January 15th), Meadow Greens, Background Basics: Tin Types - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Winter Wisteria, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Meadow Greens Die Collection, Edgers #1 Die - Papertrey Ink; White Ribbon - May Arts; Self-adhesive Pearls - Recollections (large), Mark Richards (small); Foam Tape - Scotch


June K said...

Very nice sentiments, Lizzie. I like what you did on the first card with the birds and the diagonal stripes.

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie! I love them both! The script is so lovely on all of these sentiments that you've shown - perfect for the messages that they send.

sentsue said...

Beautiful cards today. Love the clean look and color combo of the bird card.

Cindy O said...

Lovely cards, comforting words. Especially like the birds card.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards. Like the simplicity of the first with the birds. The second is very elegant.

Kathy Mc said...

What beautiful, comforting cards, Lizzie! Hate to admit how many of these types of messages I've had to create with what I had in my stamp collection. This is a must-have for me! Appreciate that you tell us why you do what you do to come up with your end results. It's very helpful!

Nancy said...

So simple and elegant! Love the soft colors!

MelissaF said...

I love the clean and simple lines of the bird card.

Tere Azua said...

I LOVE the first card!!!

Lindsey said...

Lizzie, I'm so excited about this set. I find words of comfort to be very challenging to come up with when I need them. Love how wonderfully this set pairs with other sets.

Helen F. said...

Lizzie, both of your cards are perfect! I know there are many cards I need to make using "Words of Comfort", I am sad to say, but grateful you have designed this set.

Unknown said...

Great choice with the edgers die. Beautiful!

Grace said...

Love the cards. They are simple and elegant>

tonyamaries said...

These are both beautiful!