Tuesday, October 11, 2016

With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are so hard to make at times. In a perfect world, I would always have a stash of cards made that I could add a sentiment to in times like this, but that doesn't always happen. All products Stampin' Up!

I've said before that there are rarely mistakes in stamping. See the background on this card? This started out as the background I was going to use for the deer card I made yesterday. (click here to see that card) However, I decided I wanted a brighter color behind the deer and I think the Bermuda Bay worked well. The watercolor wash on this card was made by using a bit of ink from the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad. That particular ink is water-based, so you can watercolor with it. I also colored the leaf with it, but didn't dilute the ink as much to achieve a deeper color. 

The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set. The speckles are from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. (that particular stamp set NEVER leaves my stamping area) I finished the card off with Basic Black Metallic Thread and Rhinestones. The leaf is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Artfully Yours,



  1. Hi Kim: This is a stunning card with great sophistication. I am at the age where I send many sympathy cards, and I appreciate having another idea for a card. You did a beautiful job. Like you, I keep the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set near the top of my stash as well! I always enjoy your works. God Bless.

  2. Kim, this is an absolutely perfect card. I've got like 5 sympathy cards I need to make; this will definitely be CASEd for one of them. So classically lovely.

  3. Wonderful! I would love to make something similar and just frame it. Great job!


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