Deepest Sympathies

Probably the least favorite thing for me to make is a Sympathy card, but they are the most meaningful to the recipient. During times of loss a hand made card can warm the heart like nothing else. Since death is often no predictable it is best to make a few to have on hand. I used the Hedgehog Hollow September 2018 to create a Deepest Sympathy card.

 I stamped the flowers with Catherine Pooler’s Coral Cabana ink pad. I stamped the stems and sentiment with a black detailed ink. Using the Marvy Uchida brush tip pens I colored in the flowers and stems.

 I sprinkled Color Burst on a piece of white cardstock and misted with gold glimmer mist. Once it dried I used an oval die cut to trim it out and inked the edges.

I pop dotted the flowers and sentiment over the stems I adhered with a liquid adhesive. To finish if off I added a few pearls.

I find it easier to create these cards with no specific person in mind. If I am creating a sympathy card for a loved one I tend to break down and unable to complete it. By working on several sympathy cards at a time it makes it easier.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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Bloom Where You are Planted

Sometimes to create a stunning card it really is best to keep it simple. The script for “Bloom” is one of my favorites. I like the size of the word too. I really wanted to create a card that could showcase that one word — Bloom.

 To create this card stamp the sentiment with Catherine Pooper Coral Cabana Ink pad. Next line the stem of the Bountiful Floral up under the sentiment making sure there is enough room for the flower. Color the stem in with the green brush tip marker. On a separate piece of white card stock, stamp the flower image and color with blue brush tip marker. Using a pop dot adhere the flower to the stem and add a little glitter glue to the center. Stamp “Where you are Planted” along the bottom. Adhere card stock with images to a mat and place on card front. Finish off with a few Nuvo Dew Drops.

I usually am not a clean and simple crafter, but I love this card! Sometimes getting out of your usual style is fun!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!