Thursday, 24 March 2011

Sympathy card

During Sale-A-Bration, demonstrators have the opportunity to earn free catalogue stamp sets, through sales and recruiting. I was lucky enough to earn four free sets this year and chose Hopeful Thoughts as one of them, because I thought it would be useful.

I didn’t think I’d need it quite so soon, however, but found myself needing a sympathy card this week, unfortunately. I wouldn't normally post a card on my blog until it had been received, but this has to go to America so could take a while to get there. 

I’ve put together some of my favourite colours for this card; Old Olive (naturally), Cherry Cobbler and Elegant Eggplant. I inked the stamp using markers so that I could get the flowers a different colour to the leaves. I masked part of the sentiment (which also reads “Please know that I care”) so that I could stamp just the words “Thinking of you” on the front. In retrospect, I should have mounted them separately, as I think I will use them separately more often than together. I stamped the rest of the sentiment inside the card.

The Designer Paper is from the Play Date collection – not the pack you’d usually pull out for a sympathy card, but the colour was just right and the pattern nicely understated.

Stamps: Hopeful Thoughts
Cardstock: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Paper: Play Date
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (ink pad), Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive markers
Accessories: Taffeta ribbon – Old Olive, Scallop Edge Punch

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  1. Lovely card - sorry you had to make it but lovely colours and layout!

  2. You have such a great way with colours, such a beautiful card. Sorry that it's for such a sad occasion though.

  3. Very pretty, love the color you used :) love the DSP.


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