Tag Archives: Friends With Flair

Deepest Sympathy Card

Hello and thanks for visiting today.  I created a sympathy card for my brother-in law.  He lost his brother recently and this weekend is the memorial.

I used tumbled glass distressed ink, applied it to my craft mat, added water and dipped the watercolor paper several times, drying between layers.

I took the Wild Flowers and Wings SMAK Kit and Imperfection is Beauty , Donna Downing stamps and stamped them on another watercolor paper several times so I could use the petals to layer on top of other petals.

I used a new brand of watercolor paints called CQR – they are very intense when dry.

I also took another butterfly stamps  from Unity.  Sorry, I can’t remember which kit it came from, never the less, I love that it has hearts on the wings.  and colored three to scatter them on the card.

I fussy cut all the elements and added some scattered twigs distress ink to the edges to make them pop and layered several petals to the flowers.

The leaves are also from the Wildflowers & Wings SMAK kit.

I also added a bit of distressed Stickles with a brush all around the flowers and butterflies.  I stamped the flower in scattered twigs on front of the envelope and the inside of the card.

The sentiment on the front  is from  May Hope Sustain You sentiment kit and for the inside I chose one of the sentiments from the sentiment kit Beautiful Life, Blessed Memories.

I’m entering this card in the Friends With Flair challenge at Unity Stamps.

sympathy2

Until next time, happy crafting!

Carmen

Unity Stamp Be Inspired Challenge

I created this card for the Unity Stamps Be Inspired Challenge.  I was inspired by the new Tim Holtz’ crazy birds stamps.  Unity has this fabulous Swagger bird and I just modified it a bit.  I used watercolor paper and I colored the background and the birds using distressed inks in Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn.  I thought these colors matched the color challenge perfectly!

I added a bow tie to the top bird on the wire, and a small flower, I punched out of my leftover watercolor paper., to the girl bird on the ground, then I stamped “Sending happy thoughts” on another left over piece of paper and made it into a quote bubble.  The birds and the sentiment are popped up for added dimension.

SendingHappyThoughts copy

I placed the card in front of a watercolor painting I just finished and it looks like a good background for the birds.

I guess I’m having a thing about birds lately because I also entered the Thinking of You bird card I made for SVG Attic’s Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop in the Friends With Flair last Friday.

If you haven’t see that post, here is the card again!

Bird

Thanks for coming to visit and have a great week!

Happy crafting!

Carmen