Wednesday, October 22, 2014

With Sympathy!

Hi there Stampers,

Recently one of my friends lost her mom.  I don't like making Sympathy cards but unfortunately they are necessary! But making a card for a friend is different! 

There is a process involved.  I think in some way it makes you more sensitive to the sorrow of others.  You focus on making the perfect one and a part of you goes into it.  It's not about the time involved but  more the crafting of something worthwhile that will let the friend know that you really care. 

You pick a color and then a stamp and then decide how to place the pieces to make it look good. You really want to do your best work.   I chose a rich color, Blackberry Bliss.  I decided to use watercolor paper and to use my aqua painter to add some color to the flowers.  I like to water color because it is more complicated than just coloring with a marker.  I layer several colors to get the exact look and that takes time. I also like to make it understated.   So here is what I made  -

I used Gorgeous Grunge and Hardwood stamped in Smoky Slate.  I then stamped my image in Tuxedo Black ink using Bloom with Hope.  I used a small amount of retired ribbon at the top of a  two layer banner.  I added the sentiment on the bottom with the same black ink.  With the addition of three pearls you make it a little more special. 
I hope you find inspiration here and sometimes the time to read my posts.  This blog is not always about business but  my business is about people!  My stampers are my friends and they mean a lot to me!
Sympathetic hugs!

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