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

9 comments:

  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.

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  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

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  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

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  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

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

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

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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

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  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
    (DT)

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  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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