Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sharing in Your Sorrow

It continues to be a very sad week for me as I think about and pray for my dear friends who suddenly lost their 36 year old son. One feels so helpless in the face of such overwhelming grief. All we can do is make sure their basic needs are met, help with baking and such for the service and out of town guests and just be available to cry with them. As a papercrafter, I automatically choose to express my feelings of sadness and support with a card. I wanted this one to be very special and I knew I could achieve that with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set. It is so suited to a sympathy card and I chose to sponge on the center panel by masking the rest of the card front.

  • I used a palette of Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant and Silver, with a little Pool Party thrown in to soften the others a bit. I love that combination and it reminds me a bit of the iridescence of dragonfly wings.
  • I masked off the sides of the card with paper and sticky notes to hold them down. I then applied the sponged colours as you see them here. The paper gives you a straight edge, almost like you had applied a strip of designer paper.
  • I stamped the images from Awesomely Artistic, using Bermuda Bay and Elegant Eggplant Ink. I dried it with the lowest speed of the Heat Tool, then went over it with the Embossing Buddy to make sure it was really dry and static free. I then used the spatter stamp fro the same set and stamped it inside and a bit outside of the center panel with Versamark Ink. I added Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool, on high this time.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Thoughts and Prayers in Bermuda Bay and did a bit more sponging and stamping. The shape is created using the Lots of Labels Framelits.
  • The dragonfly is stamped on vellum with Versamark and embossed using Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder again.
Here's the inside:

I entered this card in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week.

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  1. Heather - your card is absolutely gorgeous. Sympathy cards aren't the easiest to make, and they certainly aren't easy to fit inside the parameters of a sketch. You've done that beautifully here. You are a beautiful person, and I miss you. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. Glad to see you participating.

  2. Beautiful card, Heather. I'm so sad for this family. Thank you for sharing with us.


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