Sympathy cards are always tough to make and not exactly a card that one keeps on hand. So here are a few ideas for cards from a class that I taught several months ago at Photo Scraps. This set of cards features the Soothing Sympathy clear stamp set from Power Poppy. The sentiments lend themselves to sympathy cards, but the images can certainly be used for other types of cards.
Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Spellbound (*) from the Enchanted Garden Collection by Bo Bunnny; Bazzill Basics in Pigment (*). Stamp: Soothing Sympathy (*) by Power Poppy Dies: Floral Ovals by Spellbinders; Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames by My Favorite Things Copics: RV11, R43, R46, R56, YR18, Y32, Y38, G12, G14, G46, 0 (colorless blender)
I’ll be teaching a Copic class at Photo Scraps in Eldersburg, Maryland on October 19th featuring the Soothing Sympathy stamp set by Power Poppy. Details are below. Be sure you call the store now to reserve your seat in class. Come join the fun (you know you want to)!
In this workshop, you will create three cards featuring the Soothing Sympathy stamp by Power Poppy. Basic understanding of Copic shading is helpful, but I will cover all necessary techniques in class.
BRING TO CLASS
COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. You will need a blendable selection of greens for leaves, pink/reds for flowers, yellow/golds for the butterfly. Please bring all your markers to class (markers will not be provided in class) and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at Photo Scraps prior to class.
R46: Strong Red
G12: Sea Green
G14: Apple Green
0: Colorless blender
OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring the following to class:
Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape
Foam tape or squares
While you’re at it – check out my current teaching schedule. Lots of new Copic card classes scheduled in the coming months. Hope to see you there!
It’s the 15th of the month so that means a new release from Power Poppy. In honor of National Rose month, Marcella has incorporated a single rose bloom unfurled amongst a swirl of chamomile and rosehips. Stop by the Power Poppy blog to see what Marcella has to say about this image.
I don’t really enjoy fussy cutting an image, so where possible I use my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine . For this card I used the Silhouette Design Studio software to trace and detach the white background from the digital image of single rose. Using the software, I drew a circle so that I have a shape to aid in the placement of the roses. I made multiple copies of the detached rose image, rotating and overlapping them as necessary to get the desired shape. I wanted to add the sentiment to the circle, but the sentiment as provided in the stamp set was too long so I cropped it and turned it into two shorter lines instead of one long line. Once the image was printed and colored, I used my Silhouette to cut out the image.
I don’t use embossing folders very often – actually I usually forget that I have them! — but after playing around with a lot of different patterned cardstock, I decided that the texture of an embossing folder would add some interest without distracting from the central image of the rose.
UPDATE 6/16/2016: Now that it’s been announced on the Power Poppy blog, I can reveal that I’ve joined the Power Poppy team this month as one of the Instant Gardeners. You know my love for these images so I’m excited for this opportunity to work with this incredibly talented group of artists. Stop by their blogs and see what they are up to!
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Wild Flower Line Dance from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn; Copic X-Press Blending Card Stock Digital Stamp: Rose & Chamomile (*) by Power Poppy Embossing Folder: Dainty by We R Memory Keepers Copics: R81, R83, R85, Y32, Y35, Y38, RB10, V01, V04 (roses); YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves)
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.