I think one of the best stamp sets to use when making a card like this is Stampin' Up Lovely As A Tree - its an oldie but a goodie! I think this set is also one perfect for the "reflection technique". I first die cut a piece of white card stock from my go to dies right now - the stitched frame from Femme Frames by Mama Elephant. I then stamped out the set of trees from the stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the image again on some clear acetate and turned the acetate over and upside down and "transferred" the ink from the acetate onto my card stock. I, then grabbed a couple of my Distress Inks in Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, and Iced Spruce, and inked around my trees to bring this scene to life!
I, then trimmed a piece of vellum card stock, and black heat embossed my With Sympathy sentiment which comes from SSS - Handwritten Sentiments. I wanted to used vellum because I didn't want to cover up my reflection scene.
And, here is the inside of the card, which I rarely show. I thought the inside was finished off nicely by stamping just part of that same stamp. I used the same black ink but stamped off once to give a softer image.
Hope this will inspire you to be able to take some of these ideas when it comes to Sympathy cards.
See you soon!
ok wow! this is just gorgeous!!! and what a beautiful technique too!! i definitely want to try it out!! love the distressing! honestly, everything about this card is stunning.ReplyDelete