Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sympathy Card

This is a card I made for a colleague from our team at work who recently lost her father. Her dad planted roses for her, so we got her a rose tree for her garden. I thought roses on the card would be a nice touch, along with adding a copy of a hymn that was sung at both her parent's memorial services. It reminds her of a funny family memory.

I didn't want it to be too feminine since it was in memory of her dad, so I opted for some masculine stripes and roses.

A tutorial on these roses can be found on designer Nancy Burke's blog.

I pretty much followed the tutorial, except that once the roses were made and secured, I spritzed them with some Fired Brick Distress Ink with Red perfect pearls to give it a deep rich color and a sheen. I also spritzed the Prima leaves with Lettuce Color Wash from Ranger and a little gold Perfect Pearls. You may see the tiniest sheen of a swirl on the paper. I stamped a flourish from an Inque Boutique/Darice stamp set and covered it with gold perfect pearls for a hint of a glimmery pattern. Then I spritzed the whole thing with gold Perfect Pearls mixed in Water.

1 comment:

Laurie Zeller said...

I am such a huge fan of those roses!! Beautifully done.