Our subject today is the
final farewell and probably
the hardest one to say
Craftyfield is here with
a beautifully simple card
"Bereavement is one of these difficult
card occasions and it is best
to be prepared with a ready made card.
Failing that, this quick and easy CAS
card should come in handy if you
need a Sympathy card at short notice.
For subject matters, I err on the side
of caution and only use flowers,
these are not times to try out
the weird, funny or grungy...
I selected this beautiful flower, using
only the one stem because a single
bloom has a poignancy that a
(cheerful) bouquet doesn't.
This design will work with pretty much
any flowers, including all the lovely
Honeydoo flower stamps.
For a quick card and a CAS design
dot the cardstock with paints
and run a palette knife or gift card
(used up of course!) to spread the paint.
No need to fuss but I tried to keep
the surface smooth since I intended
to stamp on top.
The Fresco paints I used dry quickly and
do not buckle the card if applied
sparingly as I did.
I inked the flower in pink first and
added some violet towards the
bottom of the flower.
With the smaller pads this mixing colours
on the stamp is a lot easier than with the
regular Archival pads!
Because the Fresco paints are matt
there's no need to heat set the inks,
but to make sure everything is dry
before handling a quick blast with the
heat gun is a good idea.
Before sticking to my base card I
die-cut the cardstock with a simple
As I finished the card, I got commissioned
to make a tag to for a remembrance,
which needed to be water resistant,
since it would be outside (on a flower pot).
I used the same Archival inks and against
the white you get a better idea of how
deep and vibrant the colours are.
After stamping, I applied gel medium on
both sides and now my tag will be waterproof.
Archival mini inkpads
Archival black inkpad
Sentiment from my own collection."
Thank you Craftyfield
for a beautiful project
and a very handy tip
for waterproofing a