I Wish I Could Make Everything Better

When things are going badly for someone you love, you want to offer hope and let them know that you wish you could take away their pain. Just letting them know that you are there for them will help to soothe their calm seas and uplift them (even if just a little bit). The card I’m sharing today offers a beautiful sentiment and an image of anchors to let that person know you are on their side. Here’s my card:

Sailing Home, Sorry for Everything, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You cardTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Not Designer Series Paper. I bet you don’t recognize this Designer Series Paper pattern, do you? You shouldn’t. I stamped a whole bunch of anchors on this 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock. Once the ink dried (you have to let Memento dry), I colored around each of the anchors with a mix of Light and Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t overwork it so that the watercolor effect could shine through. Here’s a look at the Sailing Home Bundle: Sailing Home Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151066I framed the colored panel with another piece of Thick Whisper White.
  • Sorry for Everything. Sorry for Everything has been a staple for quite some time. Whether you are apologizing for missing a birthday or saying “sorry” for sad loss, the words in this set are versatile to many occasions. I didn’t feature the big “Sorry” on today’s card – just the statement “I wish I could make everything better.” Love it. Here’s a look at the Sorry for Everything stamp set:Sorry for Everything, Stampin' Up! 151210Here are three other times I’ve used this set (I love all three of these cards). You can click on the photos if you want to read the original post for each:Sorry for Everything, Ribbon of Courage, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS226 Sorry for Everything, Cat Punch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, sympathy card So Very Sorry, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Snarky birthday card
  • Color Combination. As a general rule, I use yellow on cards that share sympathy or offer hope. It’s such an uplifting color. I paired Daffodil Delight with Balmy Blue and Basic Black for a beautiful mix. If you like this combination of colors, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue

Stamp Sets: Sailing Home, Sorry for Everything  Papers: Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Balmy Blue)  Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals

What do you think of this card? I hope you like the mix of the anchor with this sentiment as much as I do. It was fun to color this panel – even if the fact is lost on someone who doesn’t know how much effort I put into it.

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  1. I love the 50th card.

  2. Brian, how creative to make this perfect background paper. Love your coloring and the anchors definitely get the point across. Great card. Enjoy your day1

  3. Great coloring job Brian! This card will surely make someone’s day!

  4. Wowza now you are making your own DSP! Gorgeous!

  5. You NAILED this card creation my friend.

  6. I love when you create your own DSP! Always inspiring, and you have created the perfect backdrop. Great color palette, too; the Daffodil Delight is so uplifting.

  7. Today’s card is “anchored” in creativity and simplicity. Love the sentiment, too!

  8. Simply blown away you colored the background! Looks great, and the detail on the anchor is amazing!

  9. Boy, I wish I had that stamp set this week. I have a friend that lost a brother-in-law, a nephew and a sister all within one month. This card would have been perfect for her and I love the saying. It will be on my next order for sure. You did one fantastic, perfect and uplifting job on this one Brian. Love it.

    • I’m so sorry to hear that, Grace! What a hit that must be for your friend! Thanks for your kind words. I know you’ll find a wonderful way to express your compassion to your friend (even while you wait for this stamp). ♥

  10. What a wonderful card. I love what you did with the anchors. Something. I might CASe soon!

  11. Love the BKDSP. Its awesome.

  12. Brian, this is truly a great Idea!

  13. Very clever, didn’t even realise it wasn’t DSP, very cool x

  14. Awesome job making your own DSP..perfect!

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