The Springtime Banners stamp set has so many little images to create beautiful boughs, wreaths and seasonal banners. My favorite out of all the images are the wavy roses so I decided to highlight them on my card. While sympathy cards are not my go-to card theme, I always like to have a few on hand when the time arises that a special loved one needs a smile in the mail. The sentiment from Magnolia Sympathy is so beautiful for such an occasion.
To create my card, I stamped the rose images in the top left and bottom right corners (starting with the largest rose image and ending with the smallest image). Then I added in the greenery images. I stamped all of the images with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink and then colored the floral images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in (Peach Pink-202, Lemon Yellow-051, Yellow-050, Bright Yellow-052, Turquoise Green-042 and Green-040 ). Then I stamped the sentiment from Magnolia Sympathy with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a little extra dimension. Then I filled in all the extra space between the roses and greenery with little hand drawn polka dots. To finish the card, I adhered three beautiful butterflies for a little extra sweetness.
For the matching envelope, I used the medium size banner image to create a wrapping from an address. The banner was heat embossed with white embossing powder, along with the please deliver to sentiment which I had in my stash. I stamped the address lines with black ink. To finish the envelope, I stamped the rose images on sticker paper and colored with Copic Markers in similar colors to match the card.
So there we are friends! A sweet floral card and matching envelope for a special loved one who needs a little hug in the mail. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to use small image stamps in big ways!
Big Paper Hugs!