Saturday, July 30, 2016

An Altenew Sympathy Card

Unfortunately,  I had need of a sympathy card.  These are never easy to make, but in this case I focused on making something that expressed my emotion and meant to be a comfort.

I used my Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set to stamp the flower in Antique Linen Distress ink onto watercolor paper. My first thought was to attempt a no-line watercoloring technique.   After a few layers of color, I realized that I liked how the Distress Ink framed the flower, so I didn't try to blend it in.

I will tell you that I couldn't get a photo if this card that captures what it looks like in person.  This exposes my limited photography skills!  However, it was difficult to capture the soft colors without washing out the colors.  I finally decided to just go with this photo because you could see the details.  The card is much more subtle in coloring when viewed in person.

My friend needed to see beauty despite her pain and I needed to let her know I loved her and was praying for her. The card served it's purpose and for that, I am grateful.

I'm linking up to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes


Word Art Wednesday's Challenge Week 240/241 Anything Goes


  1. Wow; this is gorgeous. Sympathy cards are not easy to make but your card is a jaw dropper. I'm sure it will bring comfort. Lovely!

  2. Gorgeous, beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


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