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Garden Wishes Sympathy Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments they have a color challenge of Calypso Coral, Bumblebee and Just Jade.  I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend and decided to use the colors in the challenge and use a technique I had not used in awhile.  I created the watercolor background by coloring an acrylic block with Bumblebee and Just Jade markers then spritzing the block with water and stamping it onto Shimmery White card stock.  I then dried the ink with my heat tool.  I then stamped the flowers from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp set and sentiment with Stazon Jet Black.  The sentiment is from the retired Thoughts an Prayers stamp set.  I then colored the center of the flowers with a Calypso Coral marker then die cut the dragonflies with the Dragonflies punch.  Love this punch because you can punch a large and small dragonfly.  The larger dragonfly coordinates with stamps from the stamp set.  The smaller one is meant to be used as a silhouette.  I die cut the small dragonflies from Bumblebee then colored with Wink of Stella.  It’s difficult to see the Shimmer on the Shimmer White paper and the dragonflies in the photo.  I also added rhinestones for extra shine.

Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Garden Sympathy card

Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the design team created with these beautiful colors.

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Garden Wishes Sympathy Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  Dragonfly Garden Bundle

Paper:  Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Calypso Coral

Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Stampin’ Write Markers Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Bumblebee

Accessories: clear rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Dragonflies punch

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