Sometimes you need a card but you just can’t quite find the words to say. Sometimes there just are no words that will sound anything but trite. I love this sentiment from the MFT Stamps With Sympathy stamp set. It’s perfect for those times when you really don’t have the words to make it better. Sometimes though, it’s just enough to show that you care.
I often find that when you need a sympathy card it is often very very hard for me to make one. That’s why this card is made ahead to have on hand. I’ve still put my heart into it even though I’m not sure who it will be for and I pray I won’t need it for quite some time.
If you love to create from sketches, be sure to check out this week’s MFT Stamps sketch, #MFTWSC328. Today’s sketch is a wonderful unique sketch with a great diagonal element. There’s a great open space that lends itself to just about anything from stamps to dies etc. I’ve kept it fairly close to the original and had fun mixing up a bunch of textures and prints. I hope you’ll join in the challenge for some creative time! You can find all the details here on the MFT Challenge Blog. If you’ve never played along, it’s super fun and easy. I hope you’ll join us!
I’ve pulled out the Radiating Rays Stencil for this design. It makes me think of sunrays bursting through the clouds and I feel like it lends itself to this design with the implied thought of hope. I’ve offset this stencil on the design so that the focal point isn’t dead center but to the left. With the 6×6 size of these stencils there is usually room to play around with how the design hits the paper. This particular stencil has a round central location where all the rays meet. I’ve covered it up with my focal point of a felt Rolled Rose Die-namics and some buttons and twine.
Quick Tip: Add sequins in lines along the rays to really add to the sunburst look.
You can find all the supplies used listed and linked below for your convenience. I hope you find some time to get sketchy! There’s always a chance to win something fab!
Until next time…