I was asked to make a sympathy card the other day - the local paper had been published for the first time in over six weeks, and my neighbour, after reading the numerous death notices, ordered a sympathy card...
My neighbour mentioned that the person she wanted it for had extensive gardens, so I went with a floral theme, using the poppy image from one of my original Stampin' Up sets, Oh So Lovely.
I stamped the full image on one side of the card, then die cut an aperture using the MFT Peek a boo die. The two other images were stamped on a scrap piece (or should that be pieces... I have never smudged or messed up so many stamping attempts!).
But I (eventually) did my first ever successful 'mirror' stamping on this!
Once I had the images presentable, I coloured the ones on the scrap with Prismacolor pencils, brushed on a light sky of Broken China DI, then coated the flowers with numerous coats of Wink of Stella before mounting them behind the aperture, lining up the flowers on the left.
A very old Divinity Designs sentiment was used on the outside, and a few white sequins to break the 'severity' of the simple stamping.
And a sentiment from the same set on the inner.
Unfortunately I photographed this late afternoon, and did not realise until I uploaded the photos to the computer that they had a yellowish tinge that I cannot edit out. The one truly white one was taken under electric light with the appropriate camera settings.
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