We had a tragic loss in our church last week when one of our staff had a heart attack. He was youngish and leaves behind a family. It was such a shock and so unexpected. The man was treasured… touching so many lives with his generous heart. I’ve used Calming Camellia for the women on the staff and want to share one of those with you today. It uses the whitewashing technique, which I have used before.

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I began with a card base of Soft Succulent, then cut another panel in the same color just a shade smaller. I embossed this smaller piece twice, first with the Tasteful Textile EF then ran it through again using the Timeworn 3D EF. I followed by fraying the edges by rubbing the open scissors along all four sides and also made a few tears. Next I stamped Calming Camellia in Soft Succulent ink on a piece of Soft Succulent cut squarely slightly larger than the stamp. I then used Whisper White ink pad, my oldest Blender pen and an acrylic block: ink the acrylic block by stamping it on the ink pad, then add a drop of white ink refill. Now color using the fairly dry Blender pen to color the flower. You may find it necessary to add layers of the white – I did until I was satisfied with the look. I ruffled the square as before for added texture, then adhered it to a piece of Marbled 6×6 DSP cut to the same size (this DSP is available for FREE during Sale-a-bration!)

Putting the card together…

  • Wrap a length of white Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack around the panel that was twice embossed. Adhere the twine in back with Stampin’ Seal. Now adhere that piece to the card base with liquid glue. With dimensionals on the back of the square pieces, add to the card front, centered or off-set. I tend to like mine off-set, so did that. I added a Baker’s Twine bow then some pearl Basic Jewels.
Calming Camellia Sympathy, inside

For the inside, I stamped the leaf from the Calming Camellia stamp set in Soft Succulent ink on a Basic White panel, then added the sentiment, also in the same ink color, nearby. This panel was adhered to the inside of the card & voila!

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For the Basic White envelope, I stamped the leaf both on the envelope flap and the front of the envelope in Soft Succulent ink. I added the scrolly stamp in Evening Evergreen ink. This finished card looks very Victorian to me & I really like it. And I think it will fit the individual for whom it is intended. Hope you like it as well.

Now, just a word about Calming Camellia – this is a hostess stamp set – so a $300 purchase is necessary to get it for FREE! The Marbelized 6×6 DSP is also FREE during Sale-a-bration. So… hint, hint. Get your buddies together to have an order valued to $300 so you too can get this set! For more info, see the ordering info below.

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