Friday, February 21, 2020

A 10-Minute Sympathy Card

Hello friends!
It is hard to make a quick card sometimes.
Last night, I was just not "feeling it" to create, so I challenged myself to make a card within 10 minutes. I also made the color scheme in muted tones... as I was feeling sad and melancholy.
Thus, a sympathy card.

I am still in love with Halftone Watercolor and thought this stamp set makes everything easy!

Step 1: stamp the image in Grey (Silver Lake)
Step 2. emboss it in clear-embossing powder

with deep sympathy

Step 3: ink-blend the image around the outer edge
Step 4: ink up the Birch Impressionism (one of the layering stamp) at the bottom
Step 5: stamp the sentiment in Obsidian 

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If you are ever lost for finding the right color combo, I would recommend any of the ink cube sets.  They are formulated to color-match and they give you assorted color variations. I love them!
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Harriet said...

When you're not feeling it you still create beauty.

conil said...

These cards are so hard to make but you've managed it beautifully.

Denise Bryant said...

Ten minute cards are a challenge! I tend to overthink things... love the colors you used from the Misty Morning set! said...

For not being in the mood, you made a splendid card!
Sympathy cards are not the easiest to make!

Maura said...

I love that color combo, Virginia!!!

Greta said...

Beautiful soft colors & perfect for a sympathy card, Virginia! Hope you're feeling better now!

Dawn T said...

A beautiful thoughtful card Virginia. Love the flowers in the grey tones and what a beautiful colour combo for the background.

Janis Godwin Spear said...

That is a magnificent card! I really love the details at the bottom, and who knew that you could use the birch stamp detail to create that line? Just gorgeous!

MadeByMeghanK said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE the bottom

Linda BL said...

. The detail at the bottom is really a great addition to the floral image. Hopefully working on the card helped to lift your spirits. I love the ink colors in the Misty Morning set too. I am slowly buying the mini cube sets and always use them for my layered stamps. I also write down color combinations that others use making cards ( specifically when you have 5 layers to do and 4 colors in a set). Thanks for pointing out the designer shop feature.

Sue D said...

So beautiful with the muted colors.

Ms. Tamp said...

This is lovely. It is a very comforting combination. I find myself taking forever to create, so I will challenge myself tonight to make and share a completed card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karthikha said...

Great take in 10 min!! Creative use of the birch stamp at the bottom! I find sympathy cards and masculine cards the most difficult to make! Thanks for the inspiration :)

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card and I love the border you used. HUgz

Purple Princess said...

so beautiful