Petal Promenade Sympathy

Petal Promenade Sympathy

I don’t really have a need for this card, but when I decided to work on a card today, this spoke sympathy to me (my friend Mary Cook will let me know if I’m correct on this, lol).  She thinks some of my cards have the “wrong greeting” sometimes.  Like I tell Mary, it’s all good, I can always change the greeting if needed!

So I started out with a piece of the Basic Black Cardstock, then decided to use my Wood Textures 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper.  I thought immediately “masculine”, however, I wasn’t going to make a masculine card (although I should, I need more), and since the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper was sitting on my desk from yesterday, I though, huh, how would these look combined together?  I grabbed a coupled designs and settled on this one.  

Next, I felt in order to feminize my card a bit I needed to add some additional hand cut flowers for some texture, hence the Healing Hugs Stamp Set for instant beauty!  I pulled the Rich Razzleberry Color I used on my flower from the colors in the Petal Promenade DSP.  You’re thinking, wait Gloria the DSP calls from Fresh Fig?  You would 100% correct, although Rich Razzleberry spoke to me, so I went with it.

Next, I wanted to incorporate some black into my card to coordinate with my Basic Black cardbase, and I remembered I hadn’t tried the Black Foil Sheets I received earlier in the month yet.  Commercial here: as Stampin’ Up Demonstrators we are able to purchase product from a new catalog (hence the upcoming 2018 Holiday Catalog) a month before it becomes available to all customers.  So I decided to use two 1/4″ strips on either side of the Petal Promenade DSP.  I like how it pulled my colors together.

Although I used the Healing Hugs Stamp Set for the floral image and leaves, I wanted my sentiment to be small.  That’s when I decided to use the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, perfect!  The sentiment is simply lovely, not a plain with sympathy, but with “love” and sympathy. 

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I like to give me cards a completed look, so I doll up the insides, here is a look at this one.  I added some crumb cake and whisper white carsdtock, then stamped the floral image on one corner.  What do you think?  Finished, right?

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and visiting me with me today, and I hope I have inspired you to go create something beautiful and send it on its way.

For your convenience, I have all the products I used listed below, you simply need to click on the product and you will be taken directly to my online store.  Another option is to download and print the supply list.

Blessings, and until the next time, remember to hug the ones you love, none of us are promised tomorrow!

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