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Friday, March 3, 2017

Gently Lovingly...

Welcome back.  Today I am sharing a series of sympathy cards. They are all based on the same idea and will help me build up a small supply of these type of cards. I am always thankful when I don't have a need for sympathy cards.  Unfortunately a friend of mine has lost someone in her family and I wanted to send her a little note to show we were thinking of her and her family.

 I started with two of my favorite stamps that I have had for awhile.  The sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps and I think a beautiful way to send caring thoughts. 
 The Pussy Willows stamp is a very old one from Serendipity Stamps.  I wanted to stamp the pussy willows slightly overlapping the sentiment.  I used micro-glaze on the image and sentiment before I added color to see if I could keep my buds white.  I sprayed the mist on my craft mat and laid my stamped image and sentiment in the ink.  I then sprinkled in white paint and a few flicks of the spray over the surface.  I then came back in and added highlights with my gel pen.

 For this card I stamped and added the glaze on the buds. I then just sprayed directly in the middle of the pussy willows with my distress stain spray. I dabbed off the excess with paper towels.  I then flicked white paint and blue spray over the surface.

For my final version, I followed the same process as above but sprayed at an angle which covered more of the surface with a softer blue background. I highlighted again with the white gel pen to pop the areas I wanted highlighted.

I am added this to the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge of Stamping & Smooshing.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. A beautiful serene looking card perfect for what you want them for. Have a great weekend Suzz xx

  2. Lovely, Sue! The image is perfect for the occasion, and the sentiment is a perfect match. Love the blue, too......

  3. Your card is lovely and perfect for the occasion. Smart of you to reserve the white buds.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. I have never seen a pussy willow stamp and I love it, Suzz! The sentiment is beautiful and the blue background is a perfect base! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. What beautiful sympathy cards Suzz - love that pussywillow stamp, the soft blues and splatter! Thanks for joining in on the CAS Mix Up Challenge Julia xx

  6. What a beautiful set of sympathy cards! I love that pussywillow stamp and the beautiful shade of blue! It's interesting to see the variation in background between the smooshed one and the sprayed ones. Thanks so much for entering the smooshed one in CAS Mix Up.

  7. WAUE great cards and thanks for the telling HOW TO, i love stamps and paint to..;O))

  8. Suzy, these are such gorgeous sympathy cards! The colors, the images...every detail just sets the perfect time. I love that sentiment, too. No one ever likes to have to make a card like this, but having been on the receiving end, I know how greatly they are appreciated!

  9. And what a great idea to use the glaze!! Hmmm. . . you've got me thinking!!

  10. Your cards are beautiful, I love that pussy willow stamp, your backgrounds are stunning and the words are just so perfect. Anne xx

  11. Gorgeous cards! Love that sentiment, it's perfect.


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