Rooted In Nature – Sympathy Card
I received a request from a dear customer for some sympathy cards, I went through my stamps and decided on the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set for this particular card. I wanted the look and feel of a masculine card, although, this could be used for any gender….. 🙂
I heat embossed the sentiment from the Better Together Stamp Set with Versamark, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my Heat Tool.
I have card measurements below this post for you.
Rooted In Nature
Another idea I had was to use some Glossy Cardstock (which is retiring at the end of May, so order before its gone!), since it has been a while since I used it, and I love how my background turned out. I used Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, and Gorgeous Grape Classic Inks and my Sponge Daubers to create the background on this project.
Next, I stamped the tree Image from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set using my favorite took, the Stamparatus! I did ink it up a couple of time with Jet Black Stazon Ink to ensure a crisp image. No oopsies here!
Here is a close-up of the project, do you notice those cute little white sprinkles? First I created a mask of the tree image to protect it from the white splatter. Next, I created those white speckles using Whisper White Craft Ink Refill, some water, a small paint brush, and a sheet of clear plastic (the piece of clear plastic used to protect my new photopolymer stamps). I placed a drop of the refill onto the plastic sheet, then a couple of drops of regular tap water, I used my small paintbrush to mix them together, loaded up my brush, then tapped the brush on my finger, and walla, you have speckles.
If you follow me, you know I love to continue the theme on the inside of the card to give it a finished look. I also stamped the envelope too! I used a piece of the sponged background by adding it to the inside of the card and stamped the pretty leaf in Jet Black Stazon Ink.
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