Thursday, October 20, 2016

Seahorse Sympathy


I'm so glad I got a bit of time to craft today because I love the current inspiration photo over at The Challenge - those pillows are gorgeous!  I love the colours and this gave me the perfect opportunity to ink up a NBUS Avery Elle stamp set - The Reef.  I embossed the seahorses in white and use some MFT dies to cut them out.  They're mounted flat while the sentiment is popped up and the gems add a little more dimension.  That's it for today.  Got a busy few days coming up but hopefully I'll get in some crafty time on Sunday.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Seahorse from The Reef) Avery Elle, (Sentiment from Casual Comfort) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) wow
Dies:  (Inside & Out Stitched Round Rectangles) My Favourite Things
Gems:  Recollections

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Cute design Jen, this is terrific!!

Lindsey said...

This is elegant and such a nice way to express sympathy.

Kim S said...

I love your use of the inspiration - the colors are gorgeous and so perfect for the simply white/black sympathy.

Sherrie M. said...

Such a PERFECT take on the inspiration photo!

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card Jen!

Karen B. said...

So striking and fabulous showcase od color blocking. Where do you find all of your NBUS sets? Seems like the way to go....

Lisa Petrella said...

Excellent take on the inspiration photo, Jen!! LOVE this!!!

cm said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect! Love your seahorses, nestled on their colour blocks!
Hugs`c

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card, I love the layout. Thank you for joining us for The Challenge.

I Card Everyone said...

WoWzers!!! Amazing design, cute stamp, and gorgeous colors!!! p.s. love those pillows, too! xx
=]

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow! What a perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo! Love your take on it, Jen! Thanks so much for joining us at The Challenge!

Claire Broadwater said...

Such a gorgeous sympathy card. I love the white embossed sea horses. You created a beautiful card with our color combo! SO happy you joined us at The Challenge this week! XX

Bobby said...

I noticed the seahorse on the pillow and how great you had one to use, Jen. Doing a quartet of them on those colors is an outstanding way to make a card for the challenge.

Anita in France said...

Oh I love seahorses, Jen ... so your beautifully stamped and embossed 'pillows' of colour depicting them in all their glory have my heart singing! What a gorgeous card! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa Lara said...

So clean, colorful and classy Jen.

Joyce said...

Beautiful sympathy card, and I really love those embossed sea horses.