Hi there! I’m hoping your weekend is off to a good start.
I needed to make a sympathy card this week. The husband of a close acquantaince suddenly passed away and I wanted to send my prayers and condolences to her.
I had bought Distress Paint when it first hit the shelves last year. And they’ve been hiding in a drawer until now. I’ve been playing with different mediums other than ink so I thought I’d finally give the paint a try. I used the beautiful Promise Me (4384K) tulip stamp from the latest Penny Black release.
With a slightly wet brush, I painted directly onto the stamp. I used 2 greens for the stems (Mowed Lawn; Peeled Paint) and Wild Honey for the base of the flower and Barn Door for the top. I heavily sprayed the stamp with water and stamped the image onto Bristol paper card panel. I set it aside to dry.
Using Arcrylic paper, I cut a square frame using the square Sizzix dies. I really like the texture of Arcylic paper which has a linen canvas look to it. I then sprayed heavily with silver ink spray and set it aside. I love how it turned out giving it a little shine and highlighting the texture of the paper.
I then assembled the card. I distressed the edges of the card panel and adhered it to the card base. I then added the frame on an angle. To finish the card, I added a sentiment from the Eloquence (30-162) clear set.
I also wanted to show the sentiment that I included in the card. I thought it was appropriate in this time of sadness.