One of the most difficult cards to make is a sympathy card. It needs to express something that is truly beyond words, a message spoken from one heart to another. I often choose elements from nature for a sympathy card, partly because the images are soothing, but also because nature represents the full circle of our existence.
- Stamps: Touches of Texture, Gorgeous Grunge, An Open Heart
- Color Palette: Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
- Accessories: Stampin’ Write markers, Aquapainter, Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I used Stampin’ Write markers to color the leaves and the centers of the flowers, then added a lighter touch with the Aquapainter to give the blooms some depth. I’m not a formally trained artist, and so my watercoloring is nothing more than whimsy. I’m ok with that.
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I agree that sympathy cards are the hardest to make. When I make them, I usually try to make 10-12 at a time. It is nice to have them on hand when needed.