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.
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.
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