Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sympathy Roses

Hello, everyone, Rachel here today. It kinda stinks, but I had to start out my new year with a sympathy card. It's a part of life, I suppose, but it's definitely not fun. I wanted something simple, but striking, so I used my very favorite Splendid Roses stamp set and came up with this.


I know, the sentiment's a little crooked, but I think it gives it character, so I left it. Besides, I really didn't want to do all that coloring again!

I started by stamping the roses to cover my panel and then used my Copics to color them all. When coloring white, I use my Warm Grays to color the roses and then used my Cool Grays to create a halo around them. It really helps to make the images pop out from the white cardstock. I wanted to keep the colors muted, so I used some dark Yellow Greens for my greenery. I cut a circle from the panel and removed it before adhering the panel to a card base. I used the same die to cut a circle from white cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment in gold embossing powder.

Now here's where I screwed up. I used foam tape to adhere my new circle into the circle that I had removed. I should have just removed a little backing before adhering it so I could line it up well, but I removed it all and just plopped it down. Oops! I'm sure the recipient won't care that the sentiment is a little wonky. After all, it's the thought that counts, right?

Thanks for joining me today!




2 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous sympathy card, Rachel! I love how you created shadows on the roses and I think your sentiment is perfect...no worries about that, for sure!

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