Good Sunday Morning Everyone! Hallelujah! It is a great day to be alive. Perhaps I say that because I just celebrated a milestone birthday and attended the funeral of a friend who died at age 104. That said, every day is a Great Day, and one given to me to sing praise to my Lord.
For today, while celebrating life, I have another sympathy card for you. After all, death is part of life, and we should not forget that. Our emotions are sad at the passing of someone we love, but joyful at the same time when we know that loved one has gone on to their eternal home.
I began with a panel of Very Vanilla Card stock as my card base. I embossed the front with my Pinewood Planks 3D Textured Embossing Folder. To this I added a panel of Mossy Meadow embossed with the Corrugated 3D embossing folder and torn to give it a more rustic look, then used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.
With Mossy Meadow ink, I stamped the large tree from Rooted in Nature on a panel of Old Olive, and tore it around the tree. MANY Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back allowed me to wrap some Copper Metallic Thread around and still have enough sticky left to adhere it to the corrugated panel. I made a major mistake in not ordering more of this before SU retired it. I can’t believe they did that!!
I went over a Very Vanilla scrap with my Embossing Buddy before stamping the sentiment from the retired Thoughts and Prayers in Versamark Ink. Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my heat tool finished the sentiment, which I punched out using the Tailored Tag Punch. More Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to adhere this to finish the card front.
On the inside, I used Mossy Meadow card stock embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and torn to replicate the front, as a mat for the sentiment panel. Versamark Ink and the Embossing Buddy prepared my Very Vanilla Panel for the Copper Emboss Powder and the heat tool. Again, I tore this panel before adhering it to a mat of Old Olive. I had run the edges of the Old Olive panel through the Versamark Ink Pad and embossed it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder before adhering the sentiment to it with Liquid Glue. The completed panel was Liquid Glued into the card base. I chose to angle the Old Olive sentiment panel for a bit more interest. The sentiment is from Path of Petals.
The front of the envelope was stamped in Mossy Meadow with a single leaf, while the back got the whole big tree! I like this tree. The photo of the front didn’t turn out very well, so you will just have to imagine it.
I hope you enjoy this card. Rooted in Nature is one of my very favorite stamp and die sets, and I use it often.
CARD CUTS: Very Vanilla: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, front sentiment 2-1/2″ x 3″, inside sentiment 3″ x 4-1/2″; Mossy Meadow: front 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, inside mat 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, Old Olive: tree 3″ x 4-1/2″, inside mat 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″