Sad to say, I needed to make a lot of sympathy cards this past week. I know I am going to need more. I put on some hymns to listen to and stamped away. it was very therapeutic for me. I do feel so for those who lost loved ones. Especially when they are not so very old. It makes my heart so very sad. I’m glad I can make a bit of beauty to share with them and hope it gives them just a bit of comfort. Since these are all the same style I will group them rather than making separate posts.
For all of these I used the masking technique. I have long enjoyed the work of Kim O’Connell and she used this technique. I have done this before but kind of forgot about it and was glad for the reminder. So you mask off your piece of card stock, I used wide frog tape to cover my card stock. Next, I start blending in the white space with distress inks and a sponge or blending tool. Leaving the tape in place I stamped the silhouettes. I use a punched circle to create the illusion of sun/moon after I have already laid down a bit of color and then sponge more color onto the card stock.
These come together quickly and have such a lovely feel to them. For the third one in, I removed the tape and then tamped my images as I wanted the leaves to be a bit outside the box.
The last two cards are Prickley Pear images, the other two are Stampin Up and then the geese are from Stampscapes.