Saturday, February 13, 2010

With Sympathy

I had a co-worker who just lost his Mom. I don't have any Sympathy cards in my stash, so I had to quickly make one up to get in the mail today.

The flower stamp is from Victorine Originals and is stamped using the marker and huff method. I did use the yellow glaze gel pen from Sakura to put some centers in the flowers. The sentiment comes from Paper Trey Ink (Through the Trees set) and is stamped in Palette Noir.

Labels 8 is used to cut out the main image and the purple border. The designer paper in the back ground is from Current's paper crafting line. I added a bit of lavender grosgrain ribbon over the purple die cut and DP before adhering it to the card base. Self adhesive Pearls from K&Company were added to each side to finish this off.

So, how many times do think it took me to get the flowers "just right" for this card? Do you strive for perfection (or something close to it) when you stamp? Leave me a comment and tell me your story and try to guess how many times I stamped the flowers before I was satisfied. Talk about a waste of paper! ;-)

4 comments:

Kelly Rae said...

OMGosh! I thought I was the only one that could waste cardstock just trying to stamp an image. I once used up an enter 8.5x11 sheet trying to perfect a hand-drawn belly button for a masked torso! Love your flowers - the card colors and flowers makes for a very soothing sympathy card. I think you stamped the flowers 9 times. KellyRae

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Laurie! Love the bracket labels & the pearl accents.
I'm a bit of a perfectionist, too, but I almost always "just go with it" and try to fix whatever I'm working with rather than starting over :) Maybe I'm NOT a perfectionist ;) I will guess you tried 5 times...

Bluemoon said...

Your card is beautiful and very striking! I'm sure they will appreciate all your efforts. I'm a spazzy stamper who never gets things right, so I'm guessing 3x! It's an important RAK so I agree, it needs to be perfect! Well done.

Glittered Paws said...

This is beautiful - hmm.. I think you tried 7 times to get it "just right". I too am a perfectionist and have wasted many pieces of cs for that just right image!!!