So Deeply Sorry

It's such a terrible time for the whole world right now, so many people are dying from this awful virus. April 2, 2020 had the largest death toll in the USA since the outbreak. This card is for all of those who have endured the loss of a loved one through this awful time in our history. And also for those who have had loss from other things during this time too. I'm so deeply sorry.

For the background, I cut out the pretty, new Lattice A2 die from white card stock and glued it to a black matte, then onto a white card base. 

I stamped the magnolia from the new So Deeply Sorry stamp set then colored it with Copic markers.

The ovals are from the Spring Ovals die set, it's such a pretty die set with different oval designs that you can mix and match. So for this card I used the large plain scalloped oval, and also cut out the flowered oval but I only used the flowered ovals negative space as a "stencil" to sponge on the blue ink. It's hard to see in the pic but it made a delicate tiny scalloped edge. 

The sentiments are also from the new So Deeply Sorry clear stamp set, I just stamped both of them with black ink.

and lastly I used the Build a Pond die set for the dragonfly. I die cut it from white card stock, colored it with Copic markers and added some glamour dust to its wings.

Oh and I also added a little bit of glamour dust to the center of the magnolia to complete my card.
Please stay home, stay safe, and stay well.

  *NEW Spring Ovals Die Set Build-a-Pond Die Set

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Kind Butterflies

Sharing a thank you card with you today using the NEW Butterflies clear stamp set from Whimsy Stamps.

For the green splattered background I used a spray bottle and mixed in a little green acrylic paint with  quite a bit of water, shook it real well and spritzed it onto a heavy weight white card stock. Tip: don't over saturate the card stock. You could also use watercolor paper instead of regular card stock then you wouldn't have to worry about over saturation.

For the Butterflies I started by sponging a few different colors of distress ink randomly onto white card stock, then stamped both butterflies with black ink and fussy them out. 

 For the larger butterfly I was able to cut out the antennae but on the smaller one they were too delicate so I just cut them off entirely and drew them on with a black marker after attaching it to the card.

I used the You're Too Kind stamp set for the sentiment, then added the super cool Connected Oval die around it and matted onto a black card base.

For the final touches I used a small strip of the black and white striped paper from the gorgeous NEW Fabulous Florals 6x6 paper pack (one of my new favs). And lastly added a little glitter to the Butterflies wings.

**NEW Butterflies Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps You're Too Kind Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Connected Oval Frame Die - Whimsy Stamps
**NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Fabulous Florals - Whimsy Stamps

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Life goes on but...

 There's a very special new release from Whimsy Stamps that has a lot of meaning for me. I designed the stamp sets soon after my sister passed away in November through many tears (you can read more about that HERE). I hope you find the sentiments to be unique, and deeply heartfelt too.

I had no idea when designing this set just how much it would also apply to what every person on this planet is currently experiencing.

Handmade sympathy cards can be difficult ones to make, but they truly mean so much to their recipients. And with the new Fabulous Florals patterned papers, and the two new sympathy sets, you can make sympathy cards that are both quick, and heartfelt.

It took me all of 5 minutes to make this card but I think it's every bit as pretty as ones I've spent an hour or more making.
I simply cut out the section I wanted from this pretty piece of Fabulous Florals paper and matted it onto a black card base. 

Then I stamped the main "Life Goes On" sentiment directly onto the patterned paper.

I stamped the other two sentiments on white card stock and just cut them to the size I wanted, popping the top one up with foam tape...and the card was done. Maybe not even 5 minutes.

The sentiments in the "Life Goes On" stamp set (like most of my stamp sets) can be changed around to create many different sentiment options. And they are not-so-common, heartfelt sentiments that speak to deep grief.  


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