My aunt died recently and so I needed to make some sympathy cards for her family so the next couple of posts will be about those cards. My aunt was a great lady and she will be sorely missed. Here is one of the cards I made.
Supplies you will need:
- Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Early Espresso, Whisper White
- Watercolor paper
- Stamps: Cherry Blossom Bird (Stampabilities), Thoughts and Prayers (Stampin’ Up)
- Ink: Staz-On black, Early Espresso
- Stampin’ Write markers: Primrose Petals, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist, and Daffodil Delight
- Blender Pen
- Early Espresso ribbon
- Perfect Layers tool
- Adhesive, glue dots, and dimensionals
Assembling the card:
- Form a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card from the Primrose Petals card stock. Set aside.
- Stamp image onto watercolor paper with the Staz-On ink and color. On the bird’s breast I just did dots of the Marina Mist and then blended them out with the blender pen to give it the lighter hue.
- Stamp sentiment onto the image piece
- Trim around your image (on this card it measures 4″ x 3 1/4″)
- Using the Perfect Layers tool, create a 1/16″ border around the watercolor paper with Early Espresso CS. (or cut to 4 1/8″ x 3 3/8″)
- Tie ribbon around card front. Make a knot to the right side of the card. I used small glue dots to anchor the knot as well as the ribbon on the inside top of the card.
- Adhere image with dimensionals.
- Cut a piece of Whisper White CS 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped a small portion of the flowers in the lower right corner of this piece and colored the same as the front. Next I stamped my sentiment.
- Adhere to inside of card.
This CAS (clean and simple) card is just right for a sympathy card but can also be used for any occasion by changing out the stamps and the image. Until next time, happy stamping!