Today's card was made using a couple of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: Smell the Flowers ( flower image) and Sheltering Cherry Blossoms (sentiment).
I colored the image with Copics and then stamped the vase part of the image a second time on a piece of vellum, trimmed it and layered it over the original stamped image, which I had already colored. It adds just a bit of 'creamy-ness' to the images (not a word, but it does! lol!) which helps make it look a bit more like a 'real vase.'
Then, I stamped the sentiment on a strip of vellum in black stazon ink and layered it over the image. I also used vellum with the Stampin Up honeycomb embossing folder - love the look! The embossed border strip is also from Stampin Up.
After the card was finished, I added some diamond stickles to the flowers and stems for a bit of sparkle. Who says sympathy cards have to be dark and understated? I think this is the most opportune time for a bright, cheery card, don't you?
Enjoy your day!Jessica