Happy Friday! Are you as sad as I am about some of the retiring products from the Annual catalog? Rachel asked us to feature our favorites this week for our Fabulous Friday projects over on the Sisters in Stamping blog and I knew I wanted to use the retiring Thoughts & Prayers stamp set with the You've Got This stamp set flower image for a sympathy card. I was looking on Pinterest and came across this card shown below that Teneale Williams created a while back featuring an awesome card layout - I thought her card was stunning and CASE'd it for my project this week.
I really love the card layout of this card and will be using it again for sure!
Check out my flower - I watercolored it using the retiring Rose Red and Always Artichoke ink pads and an aqua painter. Both colors are retiring as part of the Color Revamp. The whisper white panel that these are stamped on was cut out using the retiring Lots of Labels thinlits - these are my go-to thinlits and I am devastated! The flower head is cut out and popped up on the card. I colored the center with a crushed curry stampin' write marker and then went over it with my clear Wink of Stella glimmer brush, although that doesn't show very well in the photo. The background on the stamped panel was created using the Burlap stamp which thankfully is not retiring since I just bought this set (place an online order with me and be entered to win it - see below for details!).
I always have a hard time finding the right words to say in a sympathy card and that is why I will miss this set so much - isn't this sentiment perfect? I also stamped a partial of the flower image to bring the outside of the card in, which I also did on the envelope.
Here is another view of my card. If you haven't had a chance to order all of your favorite retiring products from the Annualcatalog be sure to do so before they're gone! Place your order online here and use Host Code 9ER34VVW to be entered in a drawing to win this Burlap background stamp set for FREE! And for even more ideas and inspiration with these retiring products please be sure to hop over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to check out what the other designers created this week.
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