Recently I needed a sympathy card due to the untimely death of a very dear friend. I didn't have any sympathy cards on hand and being heartbroken, it was difficult to come up with a design. I had to keep it simple This is a similar card and I've decided to make several to have on hand so I won't be in that situation again.
I used the watercolor background stamp from Love What You Do and inked the entire stamp in Balmy Blue, then inked the lower half of it in Pacific Point, then the lower quarter in Blueberry Bushel. Because these colors are in the same color family and you're going from light to dark, you don't have to worry about contaminating your ink pads.
Holding the inked block about arms length I used a Stampin' Spritzer to mist over the inks and let them flow a bit from dark into the light before stamping onto a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock. If there's any puddling on the paper you can dab with a paper towel.
Once the ink was dry, I used silver embossing powder and the small leaf image from Rooted in Nature as the focal point and the sentiment is from the same stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
The stamped piece is mounted to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pacific Point to allow just enough color to come through but I think this would also be just as effective white-on-white popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.
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