Category Archives: Sympathy

Orchid Sympathy Card

  • Stamps –
    • Flourishes “Orchids”
    • Technique Tuesday “Pansy Stamp Set”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug Decorative Tile
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Secret Garden – Lovely”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Zig Clean Color markers/waterbrush

For this simple card, the main attraction is the orchid. This is such a beautiful stamp set from Flourishes! I stamped it and then went in with Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush to color the image. I added the sentiment, still keeping it simple and elegant. I layered the main image with a subtle patterned paper and a simple embossed white layer, then adhered the whole shebang onto pink cardstock. I made this card for a close friend who recently lost her husband. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Happy Little Stampers August Watercolor Challenge

 

 

 

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Watercolor Sympathy Card

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  • Stamps – Altenew – Fresh Freesia
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug – Kassie’s Brocade
  • Zig Clean Color watercolor markers
  • Cardstock – BoBunny Violet Dot and Paper Accents Lavender Twilight

I stamped this pretty freesia on watercolor paper and colored it with Zig markers and a waterbrush. After I was finished watercoloring, I stamped the sentiment which is from the same Altenew clear stamp set. I used my Misti to get a nice, dark image. I’m a big fan of that tool! I wanted the card to be simple and elegant, so I used an embossed layer and offset it a bit to make the brocade embossing more visible. The Addicted to CAS challenge #89 – Petals is a current challenge and this is pretty clean and simple, so I’ll toss my hat in the ring. Thanks for stopping by.


Fuschia Sympathy Card

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  • Stamps –
    • Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Society: Fuschia”
    • Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day”
  • Dies –
    • Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Society: Fuschia”
    • Simon Says Stamp – “Stitched Rectangles”
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous – Violet
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Assorted Moonshine
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and WorldWin

I enjoyed using my Zig Clean Color markers and waterbrush to watercolor this fuschia image. I popped up the die cut fuchsia on layers of cardstock, adding a few sequins around the flowers. I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #235 as inspiration for this card. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Freesia Sympathy

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  • Stamps – Altnew “Fresh Freesia”
  • Corner punch – Fiskars “Spiral”
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers
  • Cardstock – Worldwin
  • Watercolor paper – Canson Aquarelle 140 lb. cold press

This clean and simple, one-layer card features the lovely Altenew Freesia stamps. I’ll be giving this card to a friend who recently lost her mother. The coloring is done with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush. It is so fun to watercolor with these–the results are actually quite remarkable (bad pun–sorry!). Thanks for visiting.


Rosette Sympathy Card

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  • Stamps – Inkadinkado “Rosette” and My Sentiments Exactly “Sympathy”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Floral Doily Motifs” and “Standard Circles Large”
  • Patterned papers – Lawn Fawn “Bright Side” 6 X 6” paper collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Rhinestone – Queen and Company “Iridescent”

I’ve had to make too many sympathy cards lately. For this one, I used a stamp set I’ve had for a long time to create the “rosette.”  I stamped the two pieces on a couple of different tone-on-tone patterned papers and then cut out and popped up the pieces in different layers. It made the design a lot more interesting. I then edged everything with some purple chalk ink  to tie the pieces together. Thanks for visiting.


Sympathy with Rose

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  • Rose die cut – K & Company Susan Winget Botanical Layered Accents
  • Stamp – My Sentiments Exactly
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and American Crafts
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Decorative Tile Set”
  • Border punch – EK Success “English Ivy”

I needed to make a sympathy card and thought using one of the floral die cuts I’d been saving would be a nice option. I tried to keep it simple with several layers with mostly solid color cardstock. Thanks for visiting today.


White-on-White Sympathy Card

  • Stamp – from Flourishes “Orchids” set
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Kassie’s Brocade”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Wausau Bright White Cover
  • Trim – Basic Grey

This card is mostly layers of white with a little accent of light blue and the image is stamped in black ink. I edged the white die cut with pale blue chalk ink. I kept it simple and have a sympathy sentiment inside. This card is for a coworker who just lost his grandmother. Thank you for visiting.