Thursday, September 12, 2013

Distress Stain Cards (Sympathy & Thank You)

Hi, guys! Hope all is well!  Today I thought I would share a pair of cards I made using my Distress Stains.  I made two similar backgrounds and used the same stamp set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.  The paper I used is watercolor paper as I find it works great with stains as they are a wet medium.




After they dried, I used the lighter (softer) background to turn into a sympathy card for a friend who lost his mom.  I think nature themes work very well for sympathy cards.


I then used the second panel to make a thank you card for a friend who hosted us for this Labor Day weekend.  Barbara is someone who ALWAYS makes me laugh and smile.  I used the brighter background and went with a more whimsical way to display the sentiment. The sentiment I used is from Paper Smooches.


Isn't it great that you can create two cards easily using the same backgrounds and stamps but change them a bit for two special people in your life?  I know when I take out my stains, or paints, it is very rare that I only make one card.  It saves me time and cleanup and I enjoy stretching my imagination.

Until next time!

8 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Oh Winnie, I love how these turned out! Sympathy cards are just so hard for me to make but you turned these into something of comfort and love! I am awe struck at spritzing onto your desk! LOL! I am sure that just wipes right off, eh? :) THey came out great - you should spritz and stamp often, this is just stunning!

Margaret said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the image. Your spritzing is magnificent.

jenniesisler said...

The colors are just gorgeous! Orange is rapidly becoming a favorite of mine and it can be warm like the love you want someone who's grieving to feel from you or cheerful like your thoughts when you're just popping into someone's life to say hi. Great choice of colors and the technique is interesting:)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the washes you achieved in the backgrounds, as well as the color scheme. I am also amazed at how well the same nature design fit the two different sentiment genres. Blessings to you and your family!

Kathy said...

This is beautifully done...and the saying "You add color to my life"...just brilliant. You are amazingly awesomely talented Winnie!! Just love what you come up with and your level of skill.

Sandra Lewis said...

Winnie - This is a great idea / technique. I'm going to try this with my Stampin' Up! inks on watercolor paper and see what happens. I love your ideas!

Marcy said...

Wow, these cards are so beautiful Winnie and I'm so excited you broke out with the TH stains! As you know, I had tried the stains out the first time on my wood box alteration. I'm excited to try this out with water color paper too! Looks awesome! :)

Sue said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I'm sure they were appreciated.

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