Prized Peony Sympathy Card
July 31, 2020
I'm just popping in for a quick share today, of a card I made a little while ago when I was playing with the Prized Peony Bundle. I posted this card, but then forgot to show you the second one I made on the day.
I stamped the large Peony image from the Prized Peony stamp set multiple times with Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock and then coloured the white space in between with the Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blends marker. I adhered the strip of white ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and then added it to a Whisper White mat and popped it up the panel on a Basic Gray card base.
Before adding the art panel to the mat, I ran it through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture, which you can see better in the photo above. I found it harder than I expected to get the colouring really even, but I actually think the slightly darker colour around the flowers adds some more depth. I have stamped the greeting from the Prized Peony stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink and then cropped it with one of the lovely new dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies and popped it up on the Basic Gray label from the same set. You can see it has a lovely embossed edge on it. I pulled in the ribbon at the top of the label with a piece of cotton and then added the bow with a glue dot. This is a good trick if you find it hard to tie bows or aren't sure when the bow needs to be. The ribbon is very soft (it reminds me of gauze) and ties nicely. I finished with a little Silver Glimmer heart from the Well Written Dies.
I have kept the inside simple, with a mat of Highland Heather for my writing panel. I have a partial stamping of the Peony image in the bottom corner with Basic Gray ink.
I hope I don't need a sympathy card any time soon, but it is good to have one ready in your stash.
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Basic Gray, Highland Heather, Silver Glimmer (retired)|
|Ink||Basic Gray, Gorgeous Grape|
|Accessories||Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack|
|Tools||Tasteful Labels Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Well Written Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Light Highland Heather Stampin Blends Marker|
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