As you would probably know by now I have just recently returned from Melbourne where I attended a Stampin' Up! Convention and from which I received lots of inspiration and ideas. One of the very talented people who did a Workshop WOW was the lovely Teneale Williams who shared some great tips and techniques with ribbon and I so wanted to use her ruffled lace idea using our glue stick that I just had to add it to my card for this week's Just Add Ink challenge.
Sympathy cards are not ones that I usually make and they are not ones that you want to rush, so the patience of fussy cutting lent itself to this card for me. I was very happy with how it turned out and I used Stampin' Dimensionals to add layers to my handcut images. You may not be able to see it in this photo but the top flower is actually raised above the others by simply adding two levels of dimensionals underneath.
Stamps: Thanks for Caring (AUT-WIN Mini)
Cardstock/Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Baja Breeze Textured Cardstock
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Paper Snips, Lace, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers
Teneale not only inspired me with the ruffled lace on this card, but to decorate the inside of my card as she does on most of her cards (which I usually leave blank!), and so hers are works of art on the inside as well as the outside...she is such an inspiration!
If you have the patience and a good pair of scissors then why not try your hand at creating a card, layout or 3D project using fussy cutting! Pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and see what the rest of the team created using this technique.