Sympathy cards are so hard for me to make. I guess that's why I always find myself making one when I need it... never seem to keep them on hand. Today a friend of ours lost a parent so I'm in need of two cards... This is the first one I made and needless to say I'll be making the other one latter.
I used CPS sketch #56 for this card and then grabbed one of my Thomas Kinkade stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. These images are perfect for sympathy cards.
I colored this with my copic markers... these images are so fun to color. Before coloring it in I stamped it on whisper white cardstock with my adirondack slate inkpad. After finishing the coloring I masked out the oval and embossed it with UTEE. The embossing powder makes the colors really pop. I then created a frame for the image with a piece of creamy caramel. I used my Fiskars finger tip craft knife to cut the center out for the frame. I really enjoyed coloring and coming up with this card... I hope it brings some comfort to my friend and their family... I'm off to try and make the other card. Have a great afternoon.
Stamps: The Open Gate Vignette by Thomas Kinkade stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms, Out on a Limb by Papertrey Inc
Ink: Adirondack slate, basic black craft ink, versa mark
Cardstock: Wild wasabi, groovy guava, creamy caramel, whisper white
Accessories: heat gun, UTEE powder, copic markers, gold spica glitter pen