Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Sending Prayers

Making a card for someone who has lost a dear relative is always hard. I chose soft, neutral colours to reflect the sombre mood. The background was created with Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive and spritzed with water. Then the ferns from Paper Trey Inks Meadow Greens set were lightly stamped over the stop, accented with the Queen Anne's lace from Inkadinkadoo's Meadow set stamped in brown dye ink and splatters from Stampin Up's  French Foliage (discontinued but try ebay) in gold ink.
I then used Paper Treys Meadow Greens die set to punch out ferns and the Queen Anne's lace from kraft brown cardstock. Carefully lining them up I stamped on top with the corresponding stamps from the Meadow Green set again, using die inks from Memento and a white pigment ink. I then accented the Queen Anne's lace with a white gelly roll pen.  Before mounting to the main card I stamped the stalk and Sending Prayers (also from the set) with dark chocolate memento ink. I also distressed the edges using Tim Holtz's distress tool.

I decided to be brave and enter it in a couple of Monday challenges from my favourite companies. One is Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge (click for link) the other is Make it Monday with Paper Trey Ink. Great ideas to keep your designs fresh!


  1. Love your background with the spritzed water, it is so effective. Beautiful card!

  2. What a lovely sympathy card. Always the hard ones to make, but appreciated so much. This is a beauty with a soft background!

  3. This is soft and subtle and I'm sure it will bring much comfort to your friend. So thoughtful and beautiful!

  4. Your background is absolutely beautiful...SO soft and subtle! And that stamp set is just perfect for a sympathy card and your background. Lovely, lovely card! :0)

  5. This card is so pretty and also very soothing-- the perfect look for a card for someone who's been through a rough time. I thought the background was so lovely with how you added the water spritzing and while the whole thing is subtle, it is also full of hope. I struggle with making just the right sympathy card, so I really appreciate how well you did yours and for the inspiration you provided. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!