I made today's card for a dear lady who lost her father this week. Usually I agonize over sympathy cards because I want it to be meaningful and of course nothing too cutesy. For this card I turned to the stamp set Herb Expressions - specifically the Rosemary stamp. I thought it would be perfect for a sympathy card. Once I chose my stamp set I needed a card layout so I decided to use this sketch from Stamping 411.
It is the kind of sketch I love because it is straightforward with lots of room for creativity! Here is the card I made.
Details: I used the Final Press Impressions Embossing folder for the background but before running it through the Big Shot I misted it lightly with water. It makes a deeper impression. For the main image I inked up my stamp with Rich Razzleberry ink. Then I took a blender pen and wiped the ink off the words Rosemary and Remembrance. Next I used markers to add color again to the words. Love those markers! The image was colored in with a blender pen and ink.
The Ribbon Rose: These are so much fun to make and so easy! First I put down some sticky strip on a piece of white cardstock. Then I just twisted some white taffeta ribbon and wound it in a circle on top of the sticky strip. Once it was the size I wanted I trimmed the cardstock so it can't be seen and added the ribbon leaves. It is the perfect detail for this card.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
- Herb Expressions and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
- Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and White cardstock
- Cottage Wall designer paper
- Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Orchid Opulence ink and markers
- Word Window and Modern Label punches
- White Taffeta ribbon
- Sticky Strip
- Final Press Impressions Embossing Folder and Big Shot