It hardly seems possible but it was exactly one year ago today that we heard the devastating news that our son had died aged just 31. We’re planning to spend the day quietly as a family and so I’m writing this post ahead of time.
Today I have a ‘thinking of you’ card.
I began with a piece of the sepia leaf design from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (DSP) and used a light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker to colour in all the leaves. Then I attached the piece to a layer of Crumb Cake Card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
The large card base is from one of the Whisper White Memories & More Cards & Envelopes Pack and comes pre-cut and scored. I folded the card along the scorde line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder, then fixed the layered DSP to the front of the card with liquid glue before adding a Pearlised Doily on top of the DSP.
Next I took a piece of Old Olive Card and punched one corner using the petal design on the Detailed Trio Punch. With the punched corner in the bottom right, I used Soft Suede ink to stamp the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set before attaching the piece to a layer of Crumb Cake Card. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I fixed the assembled sentiment to the card front and finished it off with a simple bow tied from a length of Crumb Cake twine from the Nature’s Twine pack and attached with a Mini Glue Dot.
Although I like to make the envelopes and inside of my cards coordinate with the card itself, I wanted to keep these simple, so I stamped the triple leaf image from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set using Old Olive ink in the bottom right-hand corner on a layer of Whisper White Card and the front of the envelope. I coloured the images in using the light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends marker and then fixed the Whisper White layer to the inside of the card to complete my project.
I really like the way the muted colours on this card and was pleasantly surprised by how different the Designer Series Paper (DSP) looks with the addition of the Old Olive colouring. I’m going to have to try this technique with some of my other Stampin’ Blends. I’ll let you know how I get on.