Svitlana is here. Hope your weekend is going great. Today I want to share a sympathy card featuring “white” layered flowers. I quoted white because I don’t mean stamping in white ink onto a non-white cardstock. I rather refer to a look imitating white flowers.
In my opinion, two conditions should be met for this. First is skipping at least one of the bottom layers when stamping, as it usually brings the base color to a flower (which, in our case, would be white). Depending on the flower’s design. you can skip two bottom layers as soon as the remaining layers will still make a decent layered design.
The second condition is choosing the right inks. I like using the lightest gray inks I own – Altenew’s Morning Frost and Evening Gray Crisp Dye Inks. But you shouldn’t limit yourself to just gray inks. Depending on the card design, it can be any matching color you need, as soon as the inks are very light. If you look at a picture of a white flower you will see that the shadows can be yellow, green, or purple – depending on the surroundings.
For my cards, I used the Remember This and Exotic Tulip Stamp Sets, as well as their corresponding dies. First, I die-cut several flowers from both sets out of a Solar White Cardstock. Then I stamped onto them with the corresponding stamps using the Morning Frost and Evening Gray Crisp Dye Inks. As I mentioned above, I skipped the bottom layers of each flower.
After that, I made a card base out of a Pale Gray Cardstock and adhered all the elements onto it. Some elements I adhered flat, using a liquid adhesive. Some I foam mounted using both thin and thick adhesive foam squares.
I stamped a sentiment using a stamp from the Painted Greetings Stamp Set onto a Solar White Cardstock using the Obsidian Pigment Ink and cut it out with my scissors. Lastly, I popped the sentiment onto the card.