Hello Everyone!! Exciting times today as the Bloom Brigade bring you Day 1 of the brand new Power Poppy Release!! Today we bring you..... Soothing Sympathy!
We know it has been a while since the last clear stamp set release and many of you will know that Marcy - owner and illustrator of Power Poppy lost her dear mother in February. Losing a loved one is never easy and it's always hard to find the words to bring comfort to those grieving. This set has beautiful images and soothing sentiments perfect for those difficult occasions when you just want the recipient to know that you care.
There are a few images to choose from in Soothing Sympathy, but I was drawn to the butterfly. I don't know if this is the case in all countries (or even all hospitals for that matter), but when my Uncle passed away in the palliative unit two years ago, they put a picture of a butterfly on the door. It's a way of letting people know, without having to say the words. So when I saw the butterfly, that's what I wanted to use. There was also this curvy spring of flowers and I thought how nice it would be to put the two together with the sentiment underneath. It's been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (YR01, YR12, YR16, YR18, B00, B12, B14, YG61, YG63, YG67) the cut with Circle Nestabilities and matted with Marina Mist cut with Tear Drop Circles.
The rest of the card is fairly simple made with Marina Mist, white and Maja Designs DP, add some ribbon and a bow, a pretty border and finish with a few Crystal Drops in the corners.
Stamps - Soothing Sympathy (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Marina Mist, Maja Designs DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Circle and Tear Drop Circle Nestabilities, Fiskars Border Punch, White Ribbon, Bow Easy, Neptune Crystal Drops, X-press It Clear Gel Glue
The Bloom Brigade have some beautiful cards to show you today so make sure you pop by and leave a little love!