Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A clean and simple sympathy card

Today's card is one of those difficult ones. Unfortunately I recently needed a sympathy card for a friend who lost her husband. I always wait a while after the event before sharing these cards so as not to upset or offend but I also know that ideas for this type of card are much appreciated.

Stamp sets: Fast and Fabulous, Sentiment - Close as a Memory (retired)
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Punches: Extra-large Tag, Large Tag

The card blank is an A6 portrait of Perfect Plum. I used Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant markers direct to stamp for the outline flowers and stamped them onto Whisper White card. Using Perfect Plum ink I overstamped with the solid flower stamp. This layer was matted onto Elegant Eggplant card and popped up on dimensionals on the card front. The sentiment was stamped with Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant inks onto Whisper White card using the rock and roll technique. This was trimmed to fit into the Large Tag punch and punched at either end. It was then matted onto Elegant Eggplant card punched in the same way with the Extra-large Tag and popped up on dimensionals below the main image.

Sara xx

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