I had occasion to need a sympathy card recently. Always tough to create and usually at the last minute. This card is a simple one layer card, but I hope the care and love spent creating it communicated a message of care and love to the recipient. I stamped using the branch from my Birds and Blooms stamp using brown Archival ink. I colored the branches, leaves and flowers using a watercolor brush, water and my Prima Oil Pastels. I scribbled the color onto a piece of palette paper and lifted it using water and the brush to apply to the stamped image. When everything was dry (I only used a small amount of water to prevent warping), I dabbed glue onto the flowers and sprinkled some Flower Soft onto them to create a little definition to the petals. It sorta looked like tears for some reason to me and I thought it fitting. The sentiment, also stamped in brown Archival Ink, was from my Handwritten Borders set from SSS. Never any fun, but hopefully a ray of encouragement during a tough time of grief.
I'm going to enter this card into Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes, Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #211 Anything Goes and Simon Says Stamp's Work it Wednesday challenge.