Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Deepest Sympathy

So I am into day 5 of the flu and while I have some lucid times, by the afternoon I am tired and aching. So before lunch yesterday I got a call from a very dear friend who also had the flu. She called to tell me her husband had passed away after a long illness. So of course I had no sympathy cards ready to go. On my desk was the Simon Says Layered Chrysanthemum stamp set. I don't think I had ever used the flowers but I used one of the sentiments in a card a few days ago. So I thought I would use my MISTI to make a sympathy card using this stamp set. And since I was making one card why not make several so that I would have some in stock for later, right? That was my first mistake.
So I played around with ink combinations and wrote down the ones I liked. That took a bunch of time. Then I started stamping and tried to make three cards at the same time. It became apparent that I was going to have to mask. So I remembered I bought masking paper that had never been opened. I got that out. Stamped the image and then realized I had stamped on the wrong side of the paper. So I had to do it again. All of this is taking up a lot of time and I am feeling worse as the day goes on. Long story short. It took me the rest of the day just to finish the fronts of the cards. If anyone has any tips for using layering stamps and how to correctly line them up, I'd be really grateful to know. I watched several videos using this stamp set but not one of them showed how to line these up.

I think you have to get pretty close to notice the flowers being off but the leaves are very noticeable. The Deepest Sympathy sentiment is from Hero Arts called Everyday Sayings and Sending Prayers and Hugs is from another new set that I hadn't used yet from Simon Says Stamps called Prayers. The sentiment strips are MFT Essential Sentiment Fishtail Sentiment Strips. I did pop up one flower on each of the cards. 

I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch as inspiration. 
I am entering these challenges:
That's it for me. My headache is back so it's time to get off the computer. Thanks for stopping by. Any tips on masking or layered stamping would be very much appreciated. I need to figure out how to make those techniques easier! Have a super day.



Shelly Schmidt said...

How gorgeous!!! I LOVE these pretty colors together. Your stamping story makes me want to reach out and hug you! Fell better soon.

Lisa Lynn said...

Donna, these are gorgeous cards. I was going to say keep pushing the fluids. Some hospitals are running out of IV fluids due to the shortage from Puerto Rico with the Hurricane so that they are saying with the high increase in flu patients that they are just giving them Gatorade. So don't become dehydrated from this crud it sounds like a BAD year.

Debbie said...

Aw, I'm sorry you're so sick!! Hoping you'll be on the mend soon!
Sorry for the loss of your friend's husband, too, but I'm sure this card will be an encouragement to her. These are beautiful!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Melissa Craig said...

Gorgeous cards. I'm not sure I can do that well being so sick. I do hope you feel better soon and my condolences to your friend. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Patti said...

These are all beautiful, I'm always ready for spring colors :) Hope you feel better soon & thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Majda said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Majda DT

Rijacki Ledum said...

Lovely group of sympathy cards. I am sure they will be well received.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Rijacki's Workshop
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Priya said...

Hope you have recovered now.
I think you have done a superb job with the stamps. For layering you can buy any stamping tool or you can make your own. There are a lot of videos available on how to make one.
These are beautiful cards.
Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4fun Challenges.

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