Saturday, February 26, 2011

Simple Sympathy

I was in need of a sympathy card yesterday, so I went with my "go-to" set for sympathy cards - Thoughts and Prayers from Stampin' Up!

This card is similar to others I have done, but since I have nothing else to share with you today, you get it again:)  It's certainly not exactly like any I've done before, after all!  I inked up the stamp itself with Stampin' Up! markers - Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst.  I misted it with water before stamping to give it a smooth stamping.  I added tiny pearls to the center of each flower.  I matted with Almost Amethyst cardstock.

EDITED TO ADD:  Glenda - yes, I misted the stamp after I colored it with markers.  You need to moisten the stamp after coloring with markers because they dry so fast.  Normally I just "huff" on them and that works fine.  This time I used a mister (filled with water) to moisten it and make it stamp nice and evenly.  If you colors are dark enough, you can mist it again and get another (light) stamping from one coloring.  Hope this helps!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

8 comments:

Sheri said...

It is very pretty but I am so sorry that you needed it

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this is beautiful Lynette. I love the lavender.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I love that SU set. And the colors are so comforting.

Michele Boyer said...

Ohhhh, Lynette...white, white, white! LOVE this! So soft and pretty!!

Wendy Mind said...

This may be a simple card as you say but it is so elegant Lynette

GAZ said...

Your card is beautiful! I have a question about the misting...did you mist the stamp after coloring with the markers (and why)? Thanks for all you share. Glenda

Leslie Miller said...

Perfect! Absolutely perfect! I'm sorry you needed it, but you've given us inspiration for when we need sympathy cards, too. Simple, sweet and sincere.

Anonymous said...

I love it and have already cased it for a friend whose father passed away last week end. Thanks for the tip on misting.
gloria