Thursday, June 14, 2012
This week's Inspired Stamps inspiration is DT choice. I hardly make sympathy cards. According to the local Chinese culture, it is customary to give "White Gold" to the family of the person who passed away. "White Gold" is a packet which contains a token sum of money and is generally given before the funeral. However, when one can't be present, sending a card seems appropriate.
On my card, I used the floral image from Be Still Silhouettes and sentiment from Perfect Sentiments. The card measures 7-1/4" x 3-5/8" - I folded a piece of white cardstock in half and cut it with a semi-circle reflections die. Before stamping, I masked off the edges of the cardstock with removeable tape. Then, I placed the silhouette stamp on a clear block and shaped the stamp to match the circular card. The image was stamped with Memento Pistachio ink, starting from the left of the card. I discovered the large flower would cover up where I wanted to place the sentiment, so I didn't ink it when stamping it for the second and third time. To finish off the card, I added some pearls along the edges as shown.
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Products used : Inspired Stamps sets Be Still Silhouettes & Perfect Sentiments, Neenah Solar White cardstock, Cheery Lynn Designs Reflections Boutique Mega Die - Scalloped Circle, Memento Pistachio & Rich Cocoa, Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Bronze.