Heard from a friend this week that someone dear to us passed away and wanted to make a sympathy card to send him. Rather than a regular sympathy card though, I decided to make a remembrance card instead – something that reflected her beautiful spirit and classy personality.
I used the triple layer technique to create this card by cutting 3 panels of Whisper White card stock, each 1/2″ smaller than the previous one. Each panel was temporarily adhered to the next, centering them. Next I used a stamp from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and using Distress Oxide ink in Broken China, I carefully stamped the image twice to fill up the left side and bottom left corner. Once dry, the panels were carefully separated.
For matting, I selected the blue and gold foil sheet from the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP and cut it to provide a thin mat around each of the stamped pieces and used Tombow multi glue to adhere them. Each matted panel was then attached to the previous one, again with Tombow glue, taking care to line them up.
The orchid image was selected from the Climbing Orchid stamp set and stamped with Distress Oxide ink in Broken China. It was fussy cut out and then shaped carefully to give it depth. This was adhered to the upper right corner of the center panel with a dimensional, leaving the petals free to float over the other panels.
The sentiment is also from the Climbing Orchid stamp set and was stamped in Versafine black ink. The assembled panels were then attached to a card base of Dapper Denim card stock cut at 4-1/4 x 11″ and scored at 5.5″.
The inside received another panel of Whisper White and a stamped off orchid image. The sentiment a handwritten “In remembrance of Cindy”
So, Ms. Irby, this one is from us to you and since you always loved butterflies, every time one comes to visit the garden, we will know it is you dropping by to say hello.