Unfortunately, I've needed to use several sympathy cards from my stash lately. So, I've made 2 more to replenish my stock. I know that some stampers don't like to make sympathy cards. I'm not one of them. I like creating them, because I know how meaningful it can be to receive a hand crafted card in that situation.
Kris, someone that is now a very good friend and co-worker (and my SU demo!), gave me a hand crafted sympathy card when one of my parents passed away. At that time I barely knew Kris. When I realized that someone I barely knew had taken the time to make that card for me - well, it really warmed my heart. I still remember opening and reading that card 9 years ago. I hope that the sympathy cards that I send to others, will mean as much to them.
Well, I guess I'd better get back on track or I'll be blogging all evening, huh???
CAS-ual Fridays CFC37 has another great challenge this week...of course! Take a look at Laura's sketch.
I used 4 inks for the sponging, keeping the lightest in near the center of the panel. I stamped the gingko leaves before removing my masks...except along the right edge. I wanted a couple of leaves to extend beyond the masked area to give the illusion of some depth. The rest of the card is self explanatory, I think. But, if you have any questions, please ask!
Thanks so much for taking a look,
The recipe ~
card stock: stamper's select white (PTI), always artichoke (SU)
ink: certainly celery, pear pizzazz, old olive, always artichoke (SU)
stamps: harvest berries, simple sentiments (PTI)other: gems (Affinity by the Paper Studio), distressing handle and pads (Ranger)