Monday, August 11, 2014

A Little Addition

Yesterday's card showed the simplest use of stamps possible...a single sentiment in a single color on a single layer of card stock. Really, that's all you need to make a card, but fact is, we like at least a little embellishment, a little image to emphasize the message, to add visual interest, to make it a bit more special.

So today's card takes the concept of yesterday's card one tiny step up the embellishment ladder.

Here, we have a sentiment in an appropriate font accented with a tiny sprig of flowers. The deep blue ink of the flowers isn't perky or's soothing and calm. The rounded corners on the bottom of the card help soften the feel of the card as well. Here's a card to provide comfort where comfort is thin on the ground.

And yes, this was my second effort. First time around, the flowers didn't stamp evenly (definitely user error!!!). Always remember that something this simple isn't necessarily easy. Even the slightest mistake is glaringly obvious because there is so little here to look at!

Sympathy cards are hard to make, and my stash has, unfortunately, dwindled to nothing lately. I need to restock now because there will be need soon enough. Here's the first card in that effort.

Why not check your own stash and see if sympathy cards--or some other theme of cards--need to be restocked? I try to do this often so I'm not caught unprepared. What are you restocking now?

stamps: Gina K, Papertrey
ink: VersaMagic
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: corner rounder


  1. I do love your classy style Susan.

  2. I like this one. With just that little image it finishes it off perfectly. Very nice

  3. The tiny image looks wonderful with the sentiment. I tend not to stock up on any particular type of card. I probably should...


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