Apparently there’s a big snowstorm coming today. I’ve somehow managed to miss watching the weather forecast the past couple of days and it’s caught me by surprise. Thankfully today’s simple Sunday project was made some time ago. In fact it’s the last one from my personal ’24 cards in 24 hours’ challenge to mark World Card Making Day. I used two stamp sets to make this easy sympathy card. First, Painted Poppies which is an image-only set. Then I chose one of my favourite sentiment-only stamp sets called Inspired Thoughts.
FIELD OF POPPIES
When I began this card the largest image in the set reminded me of a field of poppies. So first I used Tuxedo Back ink to stamp the image multiple times in a line across the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
Then I cut two pieces of Basic White Card, one 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ and the other 4″ x 5″. On the smaller of the two pieces I stamped the poppies right across the bottom to match the envelope. This would be the main layer on the front of my card. Then on the other Basic White layer I only stamped only in the bottom corners. This layer was for the inside of the card and left enough room to write a personal message.
With that done I coloured all the tiny flowers using the dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker.
Next, from the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set I chose “with heartfelt sympathy”. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the smaller of the two Basic White layers with Tuxedo Black ink.
For my card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Poppy Parade Card. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score it at 4-1/4″. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I fixed the larger of the two Basic White layers on the inside using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
My card was almost done but I still needed a mat layer for the main piece. So I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic Black Card. After fixing the two layers together with liquid glue I added them to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. With that my simple sympathy card was complete.
For a simple card featuring larger poppies see my earlier blog post Celebrating with painted poppies.
RETIRING PREDICTIONS – Both of the stamp sets I used today have been around for a number of years. So I think there’s a good chance they’ll be on the retiring list when it’s revealed on Wednesday.