Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A very sad card

My niece, who is far too young to be a widow, lost her husband suddenly the day after Christmas. I saw here briefly at the funeral, but I wanted to send her a note, and this is the sympathy card I made to go with it.
To create the central panel, I used a smoosh technique.  I put ink from 3 SU inkpads (Mint, Bordering Blue and Bliss Blue) on an acrylic block, spritzed with water and smooshed a snippet of watercolor paper on it a few times.  After letting the paper dry, I added the sentiment (All Night Media).  I cut the flowers (from a  new Darice die I recently got) out of a snippet of black, and matted the panel on black, then on a cream colored card.

The card is for these challenges:

Taylored Expressions Share the Joy #16 -- CAS
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- something new (die)
Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge -- smoosh
Die Cut Divas -- something new
Artistic Impressions -- ATG with twist of winter blues
Word Art Wednesday #216 -- anything goes
Crafty Sentiments -- Anything goes
CRAFT #344 -- Anything goes
Pixie's Snippet Playground


  1. Your card is beautiful, your neice will treasure it. I'm sorry for her loss. Thank you for entering this at Die Cut Diva's.

  2. Beautiful card Sandy, love the background you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  3. A lovely card for a sad occassion. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 216th- FF AG challenge! Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  4. Such a pretty card, she'll love it. Sorry for her loss. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  5. A pretty card but for such a sad occasion. The somber colors are perfect for a sympathy card.

  6. This card is perfect, lovely soft colors and great design.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  7. This is a beautiful card for a very sad occasion! I'm sure your niece will treasure it and your note!

  8. Very elegant - I'm sure it was much appreciated.

    Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope to see you again soon.

    Helen x

  9. What an awful time for your niece, but a perfect card for her. The dreamy colours of your smooshing are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x


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