Friday, July 08, 2016

Faith & Sympathy

The latest release at Frantic Stamper covered Faith & Sympathy. I readily admit I have a difficult time with this style of card, but I did my best to showcase how very pretty the dies are. I especially love this Calla Lily Stained Glass. I did a separate panel using 40lb vellum for my stained glass, colouring with Spectrum Noir Markers. I added a large Calla Lily along the bottom along with the Love sentiment, and a few butterflies on the inside.

As it turned out a customer needed a sympathy card and she picked this card. The paper is beautiful, having a textured sheen, and it complimented the Calla Lily die beautifully. I used the Prayers die in both the negative and positive and added a few pearls to finish. 
Using the Open Book die I made this simple bookmark. I Printed "My Spot" on cardstock, cut and embossed using my Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder for my background, sponging the edges with Crushed Olive and adding olive cardstock matting. I added the fringe embroidered lace edge and twine. I added some pages to the book with light vellum. The book is a published book on my family history called Scriver etc. and Dit Clapper was my Grandad's brother - it seemed only fitting to use the bookmark on this page.
I treated the book die as a Bible for this card tucking the small Calla Lily Die along the centre, and using the Faith sentiment along with a couple of pearls. I wondered about this, but another customer loved it, and away it went. 
And finally I did this card doing a very different background for the Calla Lily and the love sentiment. I did the background using Bisters and die cut the Love from foam. On the inside I did the same background and have "You" inside. I really like this, probably because it is very different. 
Thanks for having a look today. I hope you enjoyed this release by Frantic Stamper. I have the links following for ease of access. 
Other Products: Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder, Memory Box Chevron Stencil, Bisters, Spectrum Noir Markers, Fun Foam, Sequins, Kaiser Pearls, Twine, Embroidered Lace.

4 comments :

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Kia, I just saw these new dies yesterday when the Frantic Stamper email came in. WOW, I love how you've used them, and what gorgeous cards (and bookmark) you've made! They are each stunning, and I so love the one that looks like stained glass. I used to do stained glass, so that intrigues me. Hugs, sweet friend!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Kia, every single card is absolutely Stunning with your new die cuts. Each so thoughtful and beautiful works of art. Love your clean, crisp and bright popsicle card too. I can not possibly pick a favorite. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

It doesn't look like you have trouble making this type of card; they are all gorgeous. I love the soft colors you used and how you got so much texture to those callas, making them so realistic looking. Awesome cards and so pretty to look at.

Loll said...

Gorgeous cards Kia. All of them showcase your creativity and wonderful designing. Especially love the Bister card (of course ... love the "arsty" look). Beautiful colours really show off the tulips. xx

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