Thursday, August 17, 2017

Watercolor Sympathy

I needed a sympathy card for a friend of ours who recently lost his mother to cancer. When I saw THIS beautiful sympathy card  on The Paper Players blog last week I decided to give it a whirl. So here's my CASE of Nancy Leedy of Canopy Crafts. (Incidentally, she CASED a card from Pinterest!)
I used Distress Inks to create my watercolor background by stamping them on my desk, adding water, and smearing them around watercolor paper with a small brush.
 I made a second card using the tree from Thoughts and Prayers (Stampin' Up). This one is turned sideways and has a few more embellishments than the first.

Supplies and Tools:
Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set (Stampin' Up), Utopiary Stamp Set (Inkadinkado), Watercolor Paper, Gel Pen, Washi Tape, Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn/Evergreen Bough/ Walnut Stain/Gathered Twigs/Ground Espresso/Rusty Hinge/Salty Ocean/Blueprint Sketch/Black Soot), Baker's Twine

This post linked to:
City Crafter Challenge - Don't bring me flowers
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Creative With Stamps - Boys to Men

13 comments:

Marina said...

Beautiful, peaceful cards. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Rein said...

beautiful cards!

Lucille K said...

2 lovely cards. I like the flourish underneath the pines in the first card. Thanks for joining us at City Crafter :)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that watercoloring is just wonderful and love the stamps you used with them, these are perfect sympathy cards, just stunning!

Kathy Klersy said...

what lovely and inspiring cards!!!

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Your cards are both gorgeous, Esther! The simplicity of the beautiful scenes are a wonderful way to ensure that the message of sympathy does not get lost. They're wonderful cards!!

Greta said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Esther! To me, these are what sympathy cards should look like--peaceful, beautiful, not over done--love them!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful sympathy card for your friend, Ester. So comforting and peaceful. Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month.

Lynne K said...

Lovely peaceful scenes, perfect for sympathy cards. Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Dorlene Durham said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. Great sympathy cards. Thanks for joining the August challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT

Tracy said...

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

Dorothy S said...

These are lovely, comforting cards. I like the simplicity. I stopped by from the Creative with Stamps site.

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful watercoloring!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio