Monday, 30 December 2013

Simple Sympathy

I have the other two cards I made for my Mum to show you today...a couple of simple  sympathy cards using a new sentiment stamp (by Anita's) I received for Christmas. On the first one I used the watercolour technique with my 'Agapanthus Clusters' stamp (by Stampendous) and some Distress Inks ('Faded Jeans' & 'Forest Moss'). I blended a little 'Bundled Sage' and 'Stormy Sky' over the top at the base of the card before stamping the sentiment.


On the second card, I used butterfly stamps from the 'Social Butterfly' set by Penny Black and more Distress Inks ('Shaded Lilac' and 'Dusty Concord'), stamping on to linen textured card. This time I masked off the flower image from the sentiment stamp and distressed the edges a little.


Challenges for these cards:

11 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Two lovely cards

Sandra H said...

Two beautiful cards Helen x

Claire said...

Two perfect sympathy cards. Hugs, Claire x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kat said...

These are very elegant and lovely Helen, just right for sympathy cards.

Happy New Year when it comes.

Kat xx

brenda said...

Both are beautiful in their sheer simplicity Helen.

I love butterflies but when I see Stampendous P107 there is no competition as it's my all time favourite stamp - I even have a second one 'just in case' - how sad is that.

Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations and here's to a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2014.

B x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kat W said...

I think sympathy cards can be hard to design but your 2 cards are both so elegant and with just the perfect touch of pretty colour.
Hugs, Kat x

Neets B said...

Lovely subtle designs for sympathy cards. I love your blended background on the first card.

Amy A said...

Beautiful CAS cards. Love the stamps you've chosen and designs. Thank you for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Amy~DT

Michelle Looi said...

awesome work!
Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!
~Michelle