I am combining two challenges for this card. Addicted to Stamps' weekly challenge is CAS. CAS on Sunday is a sympathy card.
I find it very hard to make sympathy cards because when you are making the card, it is for someone you care about who has lost a loved one. I have decided to get a few made for my personal supply or if someone asks me if I have any for sale.
A couple weeks ago I was playing with my distress inks - and making some backgrounds. You can see a couple of the cards at this link that I made with my background play. The cards are all very similar. I had one more background made and it was already stamped. This was the incentive to finish the card. Thank you - you don't know how many cards I have sitting around waiting to be finished.
The background was made with distress inks squished on a sheet, sprayed with water and a damp piece of water color paper dipped in it. I got a fairly even coating with it and did not do anything else to it. The stamp is from Hero Arts. This was the floral stamp and then a outline stamp. I stamped it first in the turquoise ink and then the outline with black ink. I added a few rhinestones to the center of the flowers to complete them. I don't have many sympathy stamps so I used a sticker from SRM Stickers. I had colored some paper to use for the sentiment. I placed the sticker on the paper. Cut it out freehand and to cover the edges, I ran the edge of a black copic marker around it to finish the white edges off. The image is pop dotted on the card front. I placed the sentiment directly on the image. I did not want to make it too bulky for mailing.
Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for helping me get one more unfinished card done.