Saturday, May 18, 2013

Primrose Sympathy

Hard to believe it's been almost a week since I posted a card!  The one I have today is a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her mother - especially difficult this time of year.

This week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches seemed perfect for the stamp set I wanted to use, Inspired By Nature. The stamp was colored with Stampin' Up markers then misted with water before stamping the card stock.  It didn't get sprayed uniformly, so the watercolor look isn't even, but I love how it turned out anyway.

Here's the sketch:

The card size had to be increase to 5 x 7 to accommodate this large stamp.  The base is Early Espresso, which was then covered with a layer of Tea for Two designer paper.

The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped in the upper left corner and a little butterfly from Papillon Potpourri popped up underneath it, with a larger one from the same set in the lower right corner.

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look!  I should have another card to post in the next couple of days.  Hope the rest of your weekend is great!



All products from Stampin; Up:
Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Papillon Potpourri
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Tea for Two designer paper
Ink:  Primrose Petals;  Markers:  Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  Scallop Border, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin ribbon, Artisan Embellishment kit (lace), Basic Pearls


Jen said...

This is so pretty! I love the watercolor effect on the coneflowers! And the little butterflies are such a sweet addition! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Amy O said...

What a pretty card! I love the watercolor effect, and I love your color choices. I also love the little peek of lace. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a beautiful and serene scene you've created on your card Stef - gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Christine Blain said...

This is really beautiful, Stef. I never would've thought to use a bold-patterned DSP on a sympathy card, but it really works; the colours you've used are uplifting and so pretty.

Bobby said...

I see what you mean about the misting but I just think that adds to the watercolor look. It's beautiful!