Clean + Simple: Stampin Up! Lilypad Lake
Today I created a clean + simple sympathy card using the Lilypad Lake stamp set and Lakeside framelit dies from Stampin' Up! You can watch the video HERE.
The dies did the heavy lifting on this card and really helped to bring the design together.
I started with a base card measuring 3.5 x 5" and stamped the water image using Pool Party Ink on a whisper white base. I then stamped the sentiment in Smokey Slate ink on a Pool Party panel I cut using one of the dies in the Lakeside framelit set that coordinates beautifully with the Lilypad Lake stamp set. Once these pieces were stamped, I moved on to the crane image. I stamped the crane in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him a little bit using the Smokey Slate Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I just wanted to add a little bit of shading on his belly feathers and under his neck. I think the contrast of the gray shadow makes him look even whiter than leaving him uncolored.
After glueing the pieces in place, I added a few Iridescent Sequins to the card to add interest and help catch the light. I typically add these types of embellishments in odd numbers to add visual interest and help finish off the card design. I little bling or ribbon or twine or glitter can go a long way in finishing off a card and making the over all design look complete, just like the frosting on a cupcake!
I hope you enjoyed the clean and simple design today and it inspires you to look through you stamp stash and pick out a set that would work for a sympathy card. Its so good to have sympathy cards on hand when someone loses a loved one.
All of the supplies I used today are listed below and can be found at Stampin' Up! You can shop right HERE. Stampin' Up! is currently offering a BONUS DAYS promotion--- for every $50 you spend in July, you'll receive a coupon code via email for $5, to use in August!!
Lilypad Lake stamp set #151272 $22
Lakeside framelit dies #146351 $27
Whisper white card stock #100730 $9.75
Pool Party card stock #122924 $9
Smokey Slate ink pad #147113 $7.50
Pool Party ink pad #147107 $7.50
Stampin Blends marker duo - smokey slate #145058 $9
Iridescent Sequin assortment #144212 $5