Sunday Stamps #230


I always plan on having a supply of sympathy cards.....it seems they are often mailed out as soon as they are made.  I kept this one on the simple side, following the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps-


I so  love the look of water colors......but so struggle with just letting them be!  The new A Million Little Things stamp set is perfect for watercoloring! The flowers are loosely sketched, so the free flowing color is the perfect match!  Here is a look at the complete stamp set-


To create my card, I stamped my flower image onto watercolor paper with black pigment ink and embossed in clear.  I added in watercolor and some splatters with Kuretake watercolors. Those that know me, should be proud....I managed those splatters all by myself without splattering my whole desk in the process!   I am really a clean stamper...the struggle is real for any type of mixed media!  My sentiment was stamped in Versamark onto black cardstock and embossed in white.  I added in details with stitched dies and dry embossing my panel.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1925 A Million Little Things Stamp Set
D1919 With Heartfelt Sympathy Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6047 Black Cardstock
Distress Watercolor Paper-Ranger
Z8000 Black Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z2068 White Embossing Powder
Kuretake Watercolors
Circle Stax Dies-MFT
Stitched Rectangle Die-Simon Says Stamp
Z3528 Truly Blessed-Banner Die-Retired
Stitched Circles Embossing Folder-Retired

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiment Designs-Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers-Watercolour-Anything Goes w/optional Embossing
Little Red Wagon-Flowers
Simon Says Stamp-Spritz and Splatter

Thanks so much for stopping by!

7 comments

  1. Just beautiful, Allisa - your coloring is stunning. This is sure to brighten some sad times! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  2. You did an amazing job with the water coloring! Stunning card!

    Thank you for sharing your work in our Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next HLS Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Happy Little Stampers

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    Thank you!

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  3. Beautiful water colored roses. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon this week.

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  4. This is a perfectly designed Sympathy card. What beautiful stamp designs, too - I love them. I love the simplicity of your design, which makes it suitable for many different types of person. Sadly, I've sent too many of those lately and am about to attend an 'online funeral' now.
    God bless you and keep you safe!
    Cath x

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  5. Great use of the sketch. The embossing adds the perfect touch of texture and the black and white panels make the flower pop.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

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  6. beautiful card, sympathy cards are hard to make when you need them - best to have on hand, that is a lovely stamp set
    thank you for joining our challenge at HLS.
    Barb Housner

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