Thursday, May 27, 2021

Angel of Heartfelt Sympathy

 Well, I have been blog-awol for over a week, did ya miss me? LOL, don't answer that! 😁 The only excuse I have is that Life snowballed! In addition to making my usual DT project for June, I also have a June guest-designing gig to make ahead for and wouldn't you know it, my muse decided to take a lil vacay plus my Arthurs decided to act up. Thankfully, none of any of that lasted long so I just took the detours and went along for the ride. I'm a bit behind in what I wanted to finish up for May, but that happens every month, lol. Hope everyone is well and safe!
I've got a girlfriend who just lost her dad recently, so today I'm sharing the card I made for her. I've been wanting to use Technique Junkie's Angel Holding Moon for a long time. I got as far as stamping and heat-embossing her to make a card for my inventory before actually needing a card. I paired her with blue SU card stock and Basic Grey Granola 6x6 designer papers. The The A-2 sized tent card base is from an old sheet of Junkitz I found in my blue scraps drawer. 

I used SplitCoastStampers Sketch SC122 for my layout, resizing to A-2 in PSE. 

I colored the angel, moon and water with Promarkers, then I used a Sakura Clear Star Glitter gel pen to color in her crown, dress trim, wings and sparkled up the water. I used Snickerdoodle Smooch ink to color the perimeter of the image which was previously stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne black and then clear heat-embossed. I wanted a soft sheen to complement the moon, so I was quite pleased with the effect. I stamped the Pink By Design sentiment in VersaMark and then used Ranger Vintage Pearl embossing powder. It photographs more white but in real life it is almost a perfect match to the Snickerdoodle Smooch "frame".  Don't know if it's noticeable, but I positioned both designer paper patterns in their downward orientations as I think it complements her wing feathers, maybe too subtly but I see it. 

Here are some close-ups I took to try to capture the shimmery, glittery shine coming off this card...

And here is the inside and back of the card. The simple inside sentiment is from Stampin' Up, leaving plenty of room for my hand-written note. The back is an arrangement of the scraps from the front plus an Impression Obsession siggie stamped in VersaMark and embossed with the Ranger Vintage Pearl powder. I also used a Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner die on the piece underneath. 

I hope my friend takes some comfort from this card. I hope you enjoyed visiting me and I thank you for taking the time! Until next time, stay crafty! XOX

2.   Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes 5/16-5/29 -- #1/3 I used the word "feathers" (angel wings)
6.   Simply Create Too #170: Use Glitter -- #2/3 I used glitter gel pen on wings, crown, gown trim and water
8.   I Love Promarkers #436: AG + Opt. Garden or Outside -- #1/3 Option played (outside scene)
11. Creatalicious Challenge #211: AG + Opt. 4 a Woman -- #1/3 Option played, for a female friend
12. CHNPPC May: AAG with Patterned Paper -- Basic Grey Granola papers used
18. 613 Avenue Create May 2021 Challenge #5: AG Only -- #2/8 Option not played this time


Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful thanks for sharing

Daffodil Cards said...

Of course you were missed :)
Your card is so beautiful and heartfelt Aimeslee. Love the image and your colouring, I'm sure your friend will appreciate your card.

Good to hear you're busy, wish my mojo was in contact!
Faith x

ahlers5 said...

This card is beautiful! I am sure your friend will love it. Wonderful sympathy card.

Lynda said...

Very striking and very effective. Thank you for sharing at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Jackie Cornfield said...

This is a smashing project!
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Stay safe and well.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Jackie Cornfield said...

Back again & still a fabulous card!
So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Please come back again!
The best of luck with your entry.
Stay safe and well.
Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

You're a very busy lady. Congrats on another guest position. You are just rocking it out. Yes indeed I wondered where you were Aimes. I actually went to your blog to see if my subscription disappeared--LOL

This is a darling image and so very pretty done up in your style. I've been looking over older TJ stamps because they have alot of intricate work.

I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather again. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Bethie

R's Rue said...

So pretty

Lisa Bird said...

Beautiful sympathy card. The image perfect and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Best Wishes Lisa xx

Tone K. said...

Great card! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Craftyfield said...

The angel image is so striking, a fab card design! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge!

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing card and amazing Angel. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

ellie said...

Lovely! So beautiful!

Claudia Rogier said...

I really like your project Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

DT Patterned Paper Challenge

Debbie said...

What a fabulous card.
Thank you for entering our Challenge at
AUD Sentiments
this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Debbie– DT AUD Sentiments
My blog

Mrs.B said...

Just having a quick catch up while I'm here, this is a beautiful card and I'm sure it will be a comfort to your friend. Good idea with the BP, it does complement the wings of this beautiful angel.
Loved the lighthouse card in the previous post, the sentiment is great.
Hugs, Avril xx

Judy McKay said...

Very special card. Love the layers and the images. Well done. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see your lovely artwork back here again soon. Judy DT

Monika Skinner said...

Another beautiful winged make! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

Chana Malkah said...


Helen said...

Beautiful - very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge.

Helen x

Marie Bingaman said...

Sorry for your friend's loss. I hope your heartfelt card brings her comfort. Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, and my apologies for being late to comment.

~Marie B -DT