It's been a busy couple of days getting ready for this weekend's Stamp Club meetings. Add in a significant part of today with my husband to help him select frames for replacement eyeglasses, coming home to a bit of a mess from a neurotic doggie (the USAF Thunderbirds are rehearsing overhead for an air show) and I'm feeling a bit pushed to be ready in time for the first meeting tomorrow. It will all come together, though. One good thing about today is that we went to a movie while we were waiting for the glasses to be completed. We've been wanting to see Hidden Figures and I have to say that we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Today's post is a follow-up from Monday's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Rose Wonder stamp set. To see the line up of international Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Artists that participated in the blog hop, click here. To begin the hop, click here.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I was immediately drawn to the Rose Wonder stamp set because of the beautiful greetings and sentiments. When I need to make a Sympathy card, I tend to work with simple designs but look for words and phrases that convey the sorrow and support that I want to express. The combination of Rose Wonder stamp set and Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper does this beautifully.
This card begins with a card base of Night of Navy cardstock. A slightly smaller panel of Whisper White cardstock was adhered at the center of the card front. A piece of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper was cut apart on the diagonal. For this card I used a 4" x 4-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper: the 4" measurement is the width and the 4-1/4" measurement is the length. The Stampin' Trimmer on my desktop has the widest part of the grid to the right of the cutting strip. Place the paper at a diagonal across the cutting strip of the Stampin' Trimmer so that the top right corner of the paper rests on the 3/4" line of the horizontal ruler to the left of the cutting strip at the 6" mark of the vertical ruler on the cutting strip. This will put the bottom left corner of the paper at the 2-3/4" line of the horizontal ruler to the right of the cutting strip at the the 7/8" mark of the vertical ruler on the cutting strip. Here's a photo of a card from a previous post using the same technique.
The two pieces were adhered to the Whisper White cardstock with the non-diagonal edges of the Designer Series Paper toward the center. The top piece was adhered with the top, left, and right edges approximately 1/16" from the top, left, and right edges of the Whisper White cardstock. The bottom piece was adhered with the bottom, left, and right edges approximately 1/16" from the bottom, left, and right edges of the Whisper White cardstock.
The "With Sympathy" greeting, from the Rose Wonder stamp set, was stamped using Night of Navy ink in the diagonal opening with the left side of the greeting approximately 1" from the left side of the Whisper White cardstock. The small flower image was stamped four times on Rose Red cardstock using Rose Red ink. The flowers were cut out with Paper Snips, the edges of the flower petals rolled up with the bone folder, and the large pearl from the Pearl Basic Jewels adhered at the center of three of the flowers. The long leaf image was stamped four times on Garden Green cardstock using Garden Green ink. The images were cut out with Paper Snips.
The bottom leaf was cut off two of the three long leaf images. The two shortened leaf images and one of the long leaf images were adhered to create a three-pronged spray to the right of the "With Sympathy" greeting. Two of the three Rose Red flowers with pearl centers were adhered over the leaf spray near the right side of diagonal. The remaining flower with pearl center was adhered to the left of the first two flowers with a Stampin' Dimensional. The two trimmed off bottom leaves were adhered in open areas around the flowers.
The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The "You're In My Thoughts & Prayers" sentiment was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Night of Navy ink. A strip of Night of Navy cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a piece of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. The combined strip was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner. The remaining long leaf and flower were adhered near the lower left side of the liner at the top edge of the paper/cardstock strips.
A bit of simple masking was used to stamp the layered flowers at the lower left front of the Medium Whisper White Envelope. The first flower was stamped with Rose Red ink with the bottom edge of the flower approximately 3/4" from the bottom edge and 1" from the left edge of the envelope. The flower was stamped again on a Post-It Note with a portion of the flower image over the repositionable adhesive area on the back of the Post-It Note. The flower was cut out with Paper Snips and placed over the flower stamped on the envelope. The long leaf image was stamped along the left side of the stamped (and covered) flower using Garden Green ink. The second and third flowers were stamped above and below the first stamped (and covered) flower using Rose Red ink. The Post-It Note was moved to cover the bottom flower and the long leaf image stamped to the right of the bottom flower using Garden Green ink.
Now it's back to getting ready for the Stamp Club meetings. Have a great day!
Card Measurements --
Garden Green: 3" x 8-1/2"; Night of Navy: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 1/2" x 4"; Rose Red: 1-1/2" x 6"; Whisper White: 4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper: 4-1/4" x 4", 1" x 4"
Supplies I used for this card --
Stamps: Rose Wonder; Inks: Garden Green, Night of Navy, Rose Red; Cardstock: Garden Green, Night of Navy, Rose Wonder, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Floral Boutique; Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels; Adhesives: Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!: Post-It Note