Memorial Day With Deepest Sorrow

Lavender is not one of my favorite scents but I love how it looks, it's so pretty in a vase or pitcher and just breathtaking in a open field,  Denise Lynn captured that beauty when creating this Whimsy Stamps set called "Lovely Lavender".   And I thought it appropriate to post this sympathy card for Memorial Day weekend honoring all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

I used a retired SU! embossing folder for the border around the vanilla card base.  And die cut a simple oval for the image.

By using markers I was able to selectively color areas of the lavender flowers stamp with SU! elegant eggplant and old olive markers.  Then I stamped (slightly off the edge) onto the oval and without re-applying ink I stamped it again in a different area for a lighter result.  I repeated that process a second time but I stamped onto scrap paper first then stamped just the lighter one on the oval.  It's the one dark, two lighter stampings that gives a little depth to the flowers.

To finish the card I used the same SU! ink (Elegant Eggplant) and sponged color around the oval.  Then I stamped the sentiment from my "Deepest Sympathy" set using Old Olive SU! ink and put the oval on with foam tape for dimension.

Would you like to make your own version of this project?  You can SHOP NOW or click on the product images below for details about these and other stamps, dies and more available at the Whimsy Stamps store.  And be sure to take advantage of  this month's EXCLUSIVE 4x6 CAS (Customer Appreciation Stamp set) that you can get for FREE when you place an order of $75 or more! 

Thanks for stopping by...see you soon,

Lovely Lavender  *NEW Deepest Sympathy

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