Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Serene Sympathy

Sympathy card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set called Serene Silhouettes.
Today I'm attending the funeral for the husband of a friend. Karen is one of the women in my demonstrator group and we've all been so saddened to watch as her family dealt with this very aggressive cancer.

The imagery on this card really touched my heart - it seemed so perfect for a sympathy card.  The silhouettes as a final image and the idea of the sun setting.  This image is from Stampin'UP!'s stamp set: Serene Silhouettes.

Stampin'UP! Stamp Set: Serene Silhouettes

The words are from a set called Word Play. I liked what the words said, but . . . The image actually ended with a little heart. The heart seemed a little too playful for this occasion so I really didn't want the heart on the card.  To solve that problem I inked the words with a marker and just did not ink the heart.  

Check the image to the right - see how  I markered everything except the heart.

This is actually one of the cards we did this month at the September Stamp-a-Stacks.  We were focusing on the technique of Moonlighting.  OK, a misnomer here because this is a sun, not a moon.  But the idea is to create a sun or moon without using a sun or moon stamp.  In this case the sun was sponged on. The yellow first and then a little orange.

If you've been watching this blog recently then you've seen all three ways we made suns or moons:
1.  a Punch Art Sun
2. A Masked Moon, sponging around mask
3. Negative Masking: sponging inside the circle as on this card.

Sympathy card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set called Serene Silhouettes.
Here's one more idea: The card I made was a vertical card, but it could easily be turned into a horizontal card.

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1 comment:

Eileen Lang said...

A beautiful sympathy card.