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Friday, 24 June 2011

Sympathy Cards

I haven't posted on the blog for a while as I have been busy doing some samples for a Craft Catalogue.  However, that is nearly at an end, and I have taken a day off today as I had to make two Sympathy cards for the same family.  These are never easy cards to make are they.

The first card is a white DL sized hammered card, and I used an Art Impressions stamp I have had for ages and haven't used much although I love Arum Lillies.  I watercoloured it with aquamarkers, edge the card with purple and then matted it on to two shades of pearlised lavender card stock, and added the Thinking of You peel-off.

I think my choice of image was perhaps inspired by the fact that my Lily outside the backdoor came into bloom today.

The second one is a square card from Craftwork cards with one of their frames mounted on to pale lavender pearlised card (although it doesn't look lavender in the photo - it is the same colour as the underneath mat on the above card). I then cut the Marianne skeleton flower from black card stock, and created a sentiment in Publisher and mounted this on the same lavender cardstock.

Although the next photo isn't so clear - I think it shows the lavender colour better.  (Unfortunately when I came to photograph the card - it had started to rain so had to take the picture indoors!)


1 comment:

Beryl K said...

I agree Mags, sympathy cards are always so hard to do, but these are just perfect.
Beryl x