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Sympathy card for a friend

Recently my friend’s mother passed away and I needed to make a sympathy card.  She’s a dear friend and I was saddened to hear of the news.  I wanted my card to be elegant and to also let her know I was thinking about her and wished her comfort.   I wanted my card to be mostly neutral with a hint of color.  So Saffron was perfect.  I used a butterfly image because I think when our time here on earth is over our soul or energy, like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, we transform into something else.  The butterfly image I used is retired Stipple Butterfly.

I stamped the butterfly image with Versamark and Basic Black ink then embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I then used a yellow watercolor pencil with a blender pen to color the wings.  The embossing powder adds just a bit of shimmer.  Click on the image below to see the shimmer.   I embossed the background and the envelope flap with the Vintage Wallpaper folder then sponged with So Saffron ink.    See card recipe below for more details.

Sympathy butterfly card

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Sympathy card inside

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Sympathy card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamps:  retired Stipple Butterfly, Thanks for Caring Digital stamps

Paper:  CS:  Silver, So Saffron, Whisper White, Vellum

Ink:  So Saffron, Basic Black, Versamark, Yellow Watercolor pencil, Blender Pen

Accessories:  My Digital Studio, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Scallop Oval punch, Corner Rounder punch, Basic Pearls, non-SU edge punch, non- SU ribbon

Technique: Embossing, Watercolor, Die cutting

Hand Stamped Sentiments Watercolor Technique Challenge #26

Another fun challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments – watercoloring technique.  I really like the hydrangea in the Because I care stamp set so I used the image in my project.  I also used the Newsprint DSP and Vellum.  I love the Newsprint DSP.  All the patterns are so interesting and they’re perfect for so many projects.  I stamped the hydrangea image with Classic Black ink  on Vellum paper.  The Classic Black ink is a good choice to stamp an image you’re going to watercolor because the ink is waterproof.  I then watercolored the hydrangea in Cherry Cobbler and the leaves in Old Olive.  The Crumb Cake layer and oval are sponged in Crumb Cake to give more of a vintage look.  I added a border punched with the Scallop Trim punch and Black Satin ribbon at the bottom of the card.  I hope you’re inspired to try this technique.  I can’t wait for you to take the challenge and post your creation.

Newsprint DSP

Newsprint DSP - $9.95

Hydrangea watercolor card

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Project info:

Because I Care Hydrangea watercolor card

Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp Sets: Because I Care – Hostess level 1 (This set can only be earned with a minimum $150 workshop.  Email me to book a workshop.)

Paper: Card stock:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Vellum, DSP Newspring

Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Accessories: Scallop Trim punch, Large Oval punch, Black Brads, Black Satin Ribbon, Aqua Painter

Techniques: Stamping, Watercoloring

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