Thursday, 9 May 2013

Layered Labels With Sympathy

Hey Stampers,

This past week, a very great lady I know died. She had cancer for a very long time (8 years), and even though we don't live in the same city anymore, I saw her from time to time at the church my mother still attends - the church I grew up in. She was my Children's Choir leader at church when I was a Pre-teen/Teenager and always had a friendly word for us "young people". She is leaving behind 2 teenage daughters and a very large, loving family. I sent this card to her husband and daughters, to let them know that even though I couldn't go to her funeral, I was still thinking about them. I really wanted to use the beautiful Layered Labels stamp set that I haven't used yet along with the Loving Thoughts sentiment set. Even though it is a sympathy card, I wanted fresh and beautiful Spring colors - so I went with Perfect Plum. Wild Wasabi and So Saffron. I really think the resulting card is beautiful ! Take a look.


Isn't that lovely !? I stamped the large label stamp in Wild Wasabi ink onto some Very Vanilla cardstock and then die cut it out with the matching Apothecary Accents Framelits. I stamped the image again in Perfect Plum and cut out the inside oval piece by hand (it wasn't hard at all). I 1/2" strip of Very Vanilla was used for my sentiment, which I also stamped in Perfect Plum. I sponged all of these pieces with Crumb Cake ink. I took 2 pieces of ribbon - the 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim and the (retiring) 3/8" Perfect Plum Taffeta, layered them together and stuck them to the back of my stamped oval with some scotch tape. I then layered all of my stamped pieces together with some Dimensionals. I curled my sentiment banner with my Bone Folder, put 2 Dimensionals in the middle and adhered the 2 ends with a Glue Dot, for a nice 3D effect. 

My main layer is a piece of So Saffron patterned DSP from the Tea for Two papers in the Spring Mini. I roughed up the edges with my Stampin' Distress Tool and then sponged it with some more Crumb Cake ink. I used one of my Adorning Accents Edgelits to die cut a 2-1/2" strip of Early Espresso, and then embossed it with the (retiring) Lacy Brocade embossing folder. I tucked a piece of sponged Wild Wasabi card stock that I had punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch behind it before adhering it to my layer. Everything was then added to a Perfect Plum card base. Some Basic Pearls really added the perfect finishing touch to this beautiful card.


I used my Stampin' Write Markers to ink up this beautiful sentiment stamp from the From My Heart stamp set for the inside of the card. I think its a beautiful verse and really matches the style of the card front. 

Well thats my card for today ! I hope Roxanne's family will know how much she will be missed, and I'm sure that they do. Thanks so much for coming by today and Happy Stamping !

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Layered Labels (wood #127070, clear #127072), Loving Thoughts (wood #125843, clear #125845), From My Heart (wood #126555, clear #126557)

Ink: Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad #126959, Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad #126963, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975, Perfect Plum, So Saffron & Wild Wasabi Markers (Subtles Collection Stampin' Write Markers Collection #119700

Paper: Perfect Plum #101889, Early Espresso #119686, Wild Wasabi #108641, Very Vanilla #101650, Tea for Two DSP #129311

Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch #119275, Stampin' Distress Tool #127562, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim #118481, 3/8" Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon #122987, Stamping Sponges #101610, Basic Pearls #119247

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