For a dear friend

The most difficult cards to make are always the ones conveying sympathy for the loss of a loved one, and I had reason to make one of these this week for a dear friend of mine who lost a long-time friend of hers in the most tragic and terribly sad of circumstances.

This is card that I took around to my friend today.


The soft look of the flowers in the Upsy Daisy stamp set is achieved by colouring directly to the rubber with Watercolour Wonder crayons, spritzing the stamp with water and stamping onto watercolour paper.  It was exactly the soft, muted look I was hoping for.

Thinking of you Deen...

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"Just Because I Care" Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Sanded, Best Yet Paper: Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Mellow Moss, Watercolour Paper Ink: Always Artichoke, Regal Rose Accessories: Watercolour Wonder Crayons (Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke), Eyelet Border Punch, Rose Red wide stitched grosgrain, Button Latte Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Stampin' Sponges