The One Layer Wednesday challenge this week is to do a Sympathy Card. The challenge part is that we can't use a tree or flower. The majority of my stamps are flowers with some trees thrown in! And of course it has to be on a One Layer Card; defined as one piece of cardstock folded in half. No layers.
I had just pre-ordered this set that will be in the Summer Mini catalog so it was sitting right on top. That butterfly was just staring at me and I had to see what it could do.
I stamped it in VersaMark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Then I layed a template of the large oval from the oval die and traced the oval with a black SU Marker.
Then I laid the oval cut from the template over the traced oval and sponged Crumb Cake ink all around. It looked kind of flat so I went back and added a bit of Cherry Cobbler sponging too.
Then I did this one
I had bought this Cuttlebug Embossing Folder a while back and finally got around to using it. The non SU stuff seems to take a back burner. I used the same technique for the butterfly and then sponged a some Baja Breeze around the butterfly and on the edges of the card too.
Those butterflies were just begging for some bling. At first I though no because these are for a somber occassion. Then I thought that in expressing sympathy, we are also celebrating the life of the person who has been taken from us. So each got one (tasteful, I hope) little stone.
I'm not sure which one I like the best.
Stamps: Strength & Hope, Beautiful Borders (retired), Teeny, Tiny Wishes
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, EF, Basic Rhinestones
By the way, the Summer Mini goes live on May 1. This set, Strength & Hope has 3 more stamps, and best of all, $2.00 from the purchase of this set will be sent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I can't wait to get my pink out with this set!
I'm so glad you stopped by today. Enjoy!