PEONY BOUQUET by Altenew
I received some sad news yesterday. A good friend of mine just told me her mother had passed. I can’t imagine losing a parent.
I created this card for my friend. I already had watercolored the flower and leaves a few days ago using Tim Holtz distress inks by Ranger. It was sitting inside my box of “to do” when I thought that the beautiful blue color of the flower would be appropriate for a sympathy card.
For the background, I used the Altenew’s layered medallion cover die A & B in white card stock. I mounted it onto a cream card base. I stamped the sentiment from Altenew’s HEARFELT SENTIMENTS stamp set. This is such a versatile stamp set with lots of greetings for different occasions. The sentiment was linear but I was able to stack the words by masking. A tip: I used a small piece of transparency to mask instead of masking paper or a post it. I found that it sticks to the part of the stamp you don’t want inked and you can wipe off the ink afterwards! I discovered this was effective when I couldn’t find my post its on my desk.
So, dear friend, if you are reading this.. My heartfelt condolences.. stay strong and I’m here when you need me.