Good Monday Morning Friends,
Today’s project is a sympathy card made using the Sheltering Tree stamp from Stampin’ Up!
I made this card for some dear friends of ours that lost their mom/mom in-law last week to cancer. I hate cancer- too many people gone too soon. I’ve got more on that down below, so be sure to scroll down to see what I’m doing about that.
Onto today’s card! I wanted some soft colors for this card so my initial thought was Very Vanilla. It’s such a warm color, so that was my base. I cut out some ovals using the Ovals Collection framelits on the Big Shot Machine with the Typeset Designer Series Paper, Old Olive cardstock and Vanilla.
I know you’re wondering about that stamped image below. Hold your horses- I’m getting to it 🙂
So I glued down my layers of ovals. The top layer was embossed on the Big Shot using the retired Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. Using the Bird Builder Punch, I punched out layers in Black and Old Olive to form the bird and the branch he is sitting on. I adhered the bird with Stampin’ Dimensionals to make it 3D. I don’t know why the bird is a “he”, by the way. he he he
So lastly, I used the Sheltering Tree sentiment “thinking of you” to stamp on the bottom of the ovals with Memento Black ink. Now- HOW is it curved? Well grasshopper, if you use the Photopolymer stamp sets, you can bend them any old way you wish on the clear acrylic block. SAY WHAT? Oh yeah, you can! Can’t do that with the wood or clear stamps, now can ya? Nope. This is definitely an advantage to the Photopolymer stamps. Just curve and stick to acrylic until you have it positioned just the way you like! Walaa! What do you think?
Down below I had to show you what I’m doing to help kick Cancer to the curb. This is a tote bag filled with brand new, never before used Stampin’ Up! goodies. Its valued at $300 and I am selling tickets at my local Relay for Life event this weekend! If you would like to donate, the link to do that is here. We are celebrating our teams 10th year this year and have raised more than $30,000 ourselves! Woot! Woot!