Tuesday, February 7, 2012

So Sorry for Your Loss

Today, the following members of the Avocado Arts Pit Crew are inspiring you with more projects made with the February Stamp Set, Wishes and Kind Thoughts:

Emily Branch
---> Emily Leiphart <---

I'm not sure why I chose to make a sympathy card since they are ones that I typically avoid and hope never to have a reason to make. However, I did want to show another way to use these fabulous stamps. My card uses the long branch shown at the top of the set in the graphic below. I straightened it on my acrylic block and stamped it several times across the card at different heights. Then I allowed the branch to take on different curves for a few branches in the centre. I went way out of my element for this card and enjoyed playing with my new Big Shot and more of the Spellbinders dies my in-laws gave me for Christmas.

There's so much to love with this new set! If you don't already own any Avocado Arts stamps, I guarantee, you will love them. These sets are a steal at $20 each because you will use every single stamp in so many different ways. However, did you know that Avocado Arts has a Club Membership where you can save more than $3 per stamp set? Click HERE to discover all the money-saving, stamp-loving options!

In case you missed the announcement on the Avocado Arts Facebook Page yesterday, here's the new Borders and Sentiments set that will be releasing soon. Talk about love at first sight!

Sources: SU So Saffron cardstock; Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Avocado Arts Wishes and Kind Thoughts; Tim Holtz for Ranger Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord & Scattered Straw distress inks; Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Squares, Classic Squares Large & Ribbon Banners; foam tape

18 comments:

Annette said...

wow now this is amazing...I love how you used the flower vine..love the die cut you used for the card and that banner is a lovely add...great card..

Isha said...

This is gorgeous Emily. Love the way you think:)

Barb said...

This is beautiful! The color combo is so unexpected but so soothing...I love it!

Jen W. said...

You're really rockin' the Nesties these days! :) I love how you made that one stamp look like a gorgeous background scene. Perfect for a sympathy card.

onecraftymama said...

Definitely a soothing colour combo - and a banner? Different and perfect all at the same time. I don't like making sympathy cards either - but there's nothing harder card-wise than trying to make one when you need it. I hope you don't have to use it!

Creations by Shirl said...

love the simplicity of this card Emily... very pretty...

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Gorgeous! I loved the first version too:) I personally love the way you stamped that flower branch several times!! Great color combo too!! BEAUTIFULLY done:)

Tracey said...

I love this!! Gorgeous!!

Emily Keaton said...

This is a lovely sympathy card, Emily! What a unique color combo. I like to have sympathy cards ready just in case--if I wait to make one when the need arises, I find it so much more difficult to create. So good for you for thinking ahead!

Jenny said...

That's a fab way to use the nesties.... What a fantastic card shape! Love how you've used the branch to make a scene...brilliant how you can shape it :0)
Jenny x

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Emily, love the nesties and the way you've used that flower branch several times! It's sweet and just perfect!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

You have made a beautiful design with the branch of flowers, I love the soft colour and it's perfect for a sympathy card, I love the mustard base with it too, Gay xxx

Lindsey said...

Wait, is that purple I see? :D It's always good to have a sympathy card in your stash for when/if you do need one, and wow, is this one beautiful.

Lisa Arana said...

wow, what a fabulous color combo... LOVE IT! Love the way you used the flower vine too.

Emily Branch said...

Love the yellow and purple!! I had no idea how to use the vines, and you did a BEAUTIFUL job!! The vines look gorgeous over the lovely die!! SUPER DUPER PRETTY

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is beautiful Emily!! A striking color combo!! Also the colors of my wedding... purple and yellow! :)

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful use of the vines and the banner makes it an add!

Tiffany said...

So soft and elegant! Love these two colors together!!