I had two very different cards to mail out this week: a sympathy card for a dear friend who recently lost her mom, and a thank you card to my Great Aunt who hosted our family reunion this past weekend. I wanted both to be special but didn’t have a lot of time to come up with new projects for each, so I created two cards with the same stamp, ink and paper that fit the bill for both.
Here’s the sympathy card I sent to my friend:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A Watercolored Backdrop. My original design was to mask a rectangle on the center of the page and sponge in some color for a beautiful sunset. After a couple of tries without achieving the look I wanted, I reached for this gorgeous Soft Sky page from Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper. It created a soft background without all the work. Instead, I let the central panel (which I created longer than originally intended) be the clean, white focus of the card.
- Stamped Twice. Achieving this look requires patience. I stamped the image on the blue background paper and then used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line it up exactly where I wanted it on the white strip. The image seems to lay over the white strip and melt into the blue.
- A Beautiful Sentiment. I am still in love with the beautiful sentiment from Petite Pairs. It’s a great combination of print and script that perfectly conveys the feeling I want it to convey. I stamped it just north of the image on the white strip to balance everything out perfectly.
Here’s the card I made for my Great Aunt – it’s mounted on a notecard. Same image from the same stamp set with the same background paper:
Stamp Sets: Moon Lake, Petite Pairs Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Black, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Notecards & Envelopes Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals Stampin’ Dimensionals
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