Thursday 7 September 2023

With Much Sympathy

Sympathy cards are never easy to make, so that's why I like to always have some on hand.
I like to keep mine very simple and not overdone.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and placed it into my Misti to stamp the tree line.
  • I clear heat embossed the trees as I wanted to add some water and inking and didn't want the ink to smear.
  • Next, I rubbed some Lucky Clover, Rustic Wilderness and some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of acetate. 
  • Using a damp sponge, I dabbed into the ink and then dabbed over and around the embossed trees.  It gave a lovely mottled look to the background.
  • When I was happy with the sponging, I splattered with a black Posca pen to add interest.
  • While that all dried, I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and rubbed some Tumbled Glass DOX ink along the edges.
  • I glued the tree panel onto a piece of blue cardstock, then onto an A2 sized card base.
  • I added the sentiment with some foam tape to pop it up.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- STAMP IT
Little Red Wagon- SQUARE or RECTANGLE
Simon Says Mon.- STAMP IT

Stamps- Tree Line (Impression Obsession); More Sentiments (Avery Elle)
Inks- DOX; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); sponge; piece of acetate; 
black Posca pen


Pat said...

Your trees are beautiful Karen and love the background and perfect for a sympathy card. It reminds me that I have a similar tree stamp from IO and I haven't used it for ages...must try and remedy that. x

cuilliesocks said...

It's a beautiful sympathy card Karen, love your trees and colours, Kate x

Chrissy said...

Lovely background and colours and indeed hard cards to make..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..


Lori m said...

Your card is just stunning, hugs, Lori m

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

How very lovely Karen. Beautiful shades and trees, with the great sentiment.
Faith x