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My sister asked me to make a sympathy card for a friend of hers who had lost her daughter. Sympathy cards are hard to make when you're making it for someone you know, and I really wanted this one to be special. I wanted my sister to like it too since it was coming from her.
One of the first things I seem to pull out when I think sympathy cards is vellum. I also have a stamp with a verse that I think is such a good one for this type of card. Both the flowers and the verse stamps used are from Penny Black.
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I colored my flowers directly on to the rubber with watercolor crayons. Then I misted some watercolor paper and I misted my stamp and stamped them on letting the water do all my blending for me!
I stamped the verse on to vellum paper and then clear embossed it.
I used an oval nestability to cut out a shape in some ivory cardstock and then ran the piece through the cuttlebug with a provocraft embossing folder called textile.
I distressed the edges a bit and also ran my ink sponge over the embossed areas to bring it out more.
I attached the vellum to the back of the embossed piece and then attached that to the watercolored piece. All of this was then mounted on a card of shimmer ivory cardstock. I debated adding ribbon, but I thought it would look too busy.
Now that we are all finished with my craft room painting my husband has decided to remove the wallpaper from another room and paint it. So, I spent a lot of my evening last night stripping wallpaper! I need a craft fix today!
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