Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thank you, Leigh!

I got some new stamps in the mail the other day, courtesy of the awesome Leigh Penner (click on her name to check out her blog - she's got serious scrapbooking/cardmaking chops!)  

I'm only sorry that my first card with the "daydreamer" images had to be a sympathy card.... but I think it turned out so soft and pretty, and will hopefully lift the spirits of a family going through a tough time...

Apart from the button and the embroidery floss frame, the card only has 2 layers:  a kraft card-base, and a mat of PTI's "guide lines grid cardstock."  I used the negative of a mat-stack 5 shape to create a mask on my white paper.  I then sponged in some tumbled glass distress ink and then stamped images from the set in various soft colors.  The sentiment was added once the mask was removed.

To stitch the frame all around, I used a little SU kit that comes with a paper-piercer and a paper-piercing template.  I made the holes, and then made quick work of passing the pink floss through them all.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is gorgeous, Elena! I'm so glad you like the set!
    Thanks so much for your kind words!

  2. What a gorgeous sympathy card. The colors are so soft, and that embroidery stitching really makes it even more special.