Lori: I always get so creatively frozen when I need to make sympathy cards. I cry a lot while I make them, and reflect on what I remember about the person if I knew them. I decided that I wanted to create a stash of these so I can just put all my creativity into the inside of the card when I need to send them. Which is all too often, lately. Anyway, the Honey Bee Stamps Winter Anemone stamp set just really has a lovely look, and they can be colored cheerfully, or somberly. I love how this came out. I also truly love the set that this sentiment came from – Simon Says Stamp Moments of Grace. It’s got so many lovely sympathy sentiments. I used Gina K Designs Black Onyx for the base, My Favorite Things Cement Gray for the mat, and I used Gina K Designs Layering Ivory for the stamped layer, cut with a Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle Stackable die. I stamped the flower and Sentiment with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. You will not believe this, but I actually noted the Copic marker colors I used! FLower and shadows – W0, W2 and W4, N6 and N8 for the big flower’s center and YG91 and YG93 for the leaves.You’re welcome!
Devyn: This set is very pretty! The winter anemone can be used in a variety of ways and for a lot of different card themes. I don’t always go for subdued cards, however, I thought this set would be a great encouragement card. The base is Gina K Designs Edible Eggplant. I used the embossing folder Swiss Dots by Provo Craft (Cricut/Cuttlebug) on Gina K Designs Layering Ivory. The sentiment is from a really encouraging set called Moments of Grace by Simon Say Stamp and I used Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle die to cut out. I colored the Winter Anemone with Copic Markers(I HAVE THE COLORS!! :D) RV0000, RV000, G40, G20, and R35. I used the Scan N Cut to cut the Anemone.