Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow week 20 Sympathy

Hello Friends!!
Happy Saturday!!
This week at Sugar Creek Hollow our challenge for you is to create a vintage or shabby chic style "Sympathy" project.  Our fabulous Sponsor Robyn's Fetish gave me
 the Cross & Flowers image  to play with.  This week if you play along, you will have a chance to win 5 images from Robyn's Fetish!!  How fabulous is that??  I decided to create a card.
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You know how I work, I used GIMP to color in the image!  You can visit my YOUTUBE channel to see my tutorials on GIMP.  Here is a close up of the image from Robyn.
I chose to shade and highlight on the cross itself, but the flowers, leaves and grass I just colored easy peasy, no shading involved.  After I colored the image.  I found a few digital papers from Gecko Galz "Neverland Digital Paper set ."  I also Used Inkscape (a free vector program) to create my cut lines around the digi stamp and to create the window in my card base.
The flower flatback pearl trim, and drop beads on the cross, ivory pearl trim (photo below) & Ivory felt leaf trim (photo below)  are all from Pro 31 Designs.  The tiny pink roses are from my stash.  
Here you can see my sentiment "With Hearfelt Sympathy."  I used Inkscape for the text and to create the offset cut line.  I used the same Gecko Galz paper behind the text as I did as a shadow layer for the cross (so it would stand out from the blue background).  I used my Black Cat Cougar with Sign Cut to cut out my shapes.  Ranger's Old Paper and Peeled paint distress inks were used on my edges and for stamping.
I used my favorite edge stamp that I made, to add some pizazz to the inside.
I printed out the base of the card and used inkscape to form the window.  I created an offset for the cross image, and then an offset of that, to create the window shape and ivory background behind the cross.  I used pop dots to add depth to my card.  This same technique can be done with the Silhouette SD, Cameo, Make the Cut and SCAL.  
One last look at the front.
I can't wait to see what you create!!
Make sure you leave a comment below saying you are playing along so I can come and visit!

I will be sharing with Make it Monday.

I will be playing along in the following challenges
Have a great day!!


  1. Beautiful, love the design and fabulous details of your card.

  2. what a lovely design Heather, love the pearl edging and how you did the aperture
    have a lovely weekend

  3. I love this card! Inside and out it's wonderful!

    On an eerie BOLB note...I had to laugh when I started reading your post because I just got finished posting mine and we kinda started out the same with a "Happy Saturday"! We are too much alike! LOL

    Hugs from your BOLB!

  4. SOft & serene, I like the pastels. COOL how the image is set in, Heather. :)

  5. So gorgeous, Love the way you framed the image and the beautiful pearl frame around the card. Wish I lived closer so that you could show me all of those great techniques. Love your tutorials. Hope you are having a great week.


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather