I love making cards, and I know that is stating the obvious!  But I dislike having to make a sympathy card.  I’m sure you all do as well.  But once I have it completed I usually really like the finished product.  I try to make them so that the recipient gets a little smile.  We all need to smile and never more than during a sad time.

I probably should have thought the card out a little further, but I needed it quickly and so I grabbed the items on my desk.  You will notice that the cardstock and DSP are the same as from the first post I made with Beautiful You.  Please forgive that color repeat so soon after beginning this blogging journey. I needed to get this in the mail so I used what was out.  And I really do love this color combination.  Stampin’ Up! does such an awesome job on their designer paper.  This one was a super hit when the current annual catalog debuted as it was on backorder for some time.

Remarkably You, Pop Of Pink Designer Series Paper

Remarkably You Sympathy, Stampin’ Up!, Jackie Beers Independent Demonstrator

 

I love the boldness of the flowers in the Remarkably You Stamp Set.  The bold lines of the flower make it perfect for a stand alone image.  I watercolored the flower with Stampin’ Up! Aqua Painter (watercolor pen) and ink from the lid of the ink pad.  When I first tried this technique several years ago I was not very comfortable with the process of the outcome.  But after playing with it, I have come to love doing it.  There are several YouTube videos out there if you are not familiar with this technique.

The base of Melon Mambo is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2

  • The Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The thin layer of Melon Mambo is 4 5/8 X 3 5/8
  • The Whisper White is 4 1/2 X 3 1/2

 

The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  I always go for sentiments with mixed fonts, they are my favorite.  I opted to place it directly onto the main panel (after much deliberation with myself!).  I hope this is a layout, and even stamp set, you will use.  With some added embellishments and a different sentiment, this layout works for any occasion.

The products I used are :

Remarkably You, 139894, $33.00

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, 141534, $37.00

 

Pop Of Pink DSP, 141648, $13.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melon Mambo Cardstock, 115320, $8.00

Basic Black Archival Ink, 140931, $7.00

Aqua Painter (2 pens), 103954, $17.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your comments very much.

Jackie