Sympathy cards are not the kind we want to make everyday. However, when my husband had need of one for a colleague recently (in a hurry, as always!) I went straight to the gorgeous 'Bloom with Hope' Hostess stamp set. It has the perfect images for such an occasion and I even cased the frame from the card that was displayed in the Catalogue.
I think Smoky Slate is the perfect colour for such an occasion as it evokes (to me) calmness and serenity, so I started with that and paired it with Pink Pirouette and lots of white. I have coloured the flower buds with Wisteria Wonder blendabilities and white embossed the sentiment from the retired 'Close as a Memory' stamp set.
While I had everything on my desk (and a bit more time) I decided to make another one to put in my stash. I have used the same flower buds image and coloured it in Calypso Coral Blendabilities this time and added a little bow of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine. I prefer this one, as I think the oval shape is more pleasing to the eye. This design will work well with any of the subtles colours.
You can purchase this beautiful 'Bloom with Hope' stamp set with the Hostess Dollars earned with a $300 AUD order or party. Not only that, for a limited time you will also get FREE this fabulous 'Good Greetings' stamp set (shown below). There are lots of greetings for the coming holiday season, as well as many other occasions. Talk to me about hosting an Online Party - your friends can order online and their orders contribute to you earning Hostess benefits and getting this fabulous stamp set for FREE.
|Stamps||Bloom with Hope (Hostess), Close as a Memory (Retired)|
|Card stock & Papers||Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pink Pirouette, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White|
|Ink||Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark|
|Accessories||Pink Pirouette Seam Binding ribbon, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine (retired), Basic Pearls|
|Tools||Ovals Collection Framelits, Windows Frames Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Fancy Fan EF, Big Shot, Festive & Occasions Paper Piercing Templates, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper Piercing Tool, Blendabilities - Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue dots|
Thanks for looking!