Welcome back. Today I am sharing a series of sympathy cards. They are all based on the same idea and will help me build up a small supply of these type of cards. I am always thankful when I don't have a need for sympathy cards. Unfortunately a friend of mine has lost someone in her family and I wanted to send her a little note to show we were thinking of her and her family.
I started with two of my favorite stamps that I have had for awhile. The sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps and I think a beautiful way to send caring thoughts.
The Pussy Willows stamp is a very old one from Serendipity Stamps. I wanted to stamp the pussy willows slightly overlapping the sentiment. I used micro-glaze on the image and sentiment before I added color to see if I could keep my buds white. I sprayed the mist on my craft mat and laid my stamped image and sentiment in the ink. I then sprinkled in white paint and a few flicks of the spray over the surface. I then came back in and added highlights with my gel pen.
For this card I stamped and added the glaze on the buds. I then just sprayed directly in the middle of the pussy willows with my distress stain spray. I dabbed off the excess with paper towels. I then flicked white paint and blue spray over the surface.
For my final version, I followed the same process as above but sprayed at an angle which covered more of the surface with a softer blue background. I highlighted again with the white gel pen to pop the areas I wanted highlighted.