'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday 2 May 2020

I've had some great playtimes lately, but today I'm sharing a couple of simple Sympathy cards I made. Sadly, there seems to be much more need for these of late.
I used this gorgeous Penny Black stamp on both - it's one of my 'go to' simply stunning images that comes in handy for lots of occasions.
The first one is stamped on Kraft card and coloured with Prismas, with a little Stylo white gel pen highlighting and some Versamark shadow stamping behind it. .
My second uses a simple CAS background I had in my background basket, made ages ago. I coloured it in similar shades of Prisma. This is one of my CAS backdrops. It doesn't need much more than a flower or leaves to complete it but always looks good.

This one is one of the results of yesterday's playtime. I didn't use one of the backgrounds from my stash, but indulged myself in some time with Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet Oxides and stamps I've had for a while, but not used...I think I'll 3D them next time 😉 I coloured them with Acrylics, with a bit of touching up with Prismas. I think the stray green splotches must have come from my hand, when leaning on the card to colour 😁 but I quite like them.
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17 very kind comments from lovely people:

María said...

I love how you've played with the first stamp and you've made two very different cards, they're very beautiful and elegant.

What beautiful background you've created in the third one, I like a lot the blue and purple tones you've used.

Hugs, María.

brenda said...

Always difficult ones to make Cath but both fit the bill very well and how good that one looks stamped onto Kraft. Of course I adore the fourth, some of my favourite colours of Oxides.

B x

Kuni said...

What a stunning card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Caty said...

Your cards are really all Gorgeous Cath !! Amazing flowers, I adore the backgrounds you have created, they are all wonderful. The sentiments are lovely. I like very much the effects of the lilac and violet oxides.
I wish you a very nice evening and Sunday too, stay safe and welle,
Big hugs

My name is Erika. said...

Gorgeous flower cards Cath. The little white pen marks on the craft card really pop. It's a great image. And the on blue (well mostly blue) are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog too. Hugs-Erika

Tone K. said...

Beautiful cards! Great backgrounds :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Meggymay said...

Lovely cards Cath.
Stay safe,
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You always made such LOVELY cards, dear. These are all beautiful and sad, but true, most of us know people who have lost someone lately.

Stempelfrosch said...

Beautiful card, love this penny black stamp set. Thank you for joining us at sweet stampers challenge,
hugs Anke

Manuela said...

Deliziosa grazie per aver partecipato alla sfida di The Chafting Challenge Dt Manuela

craftytrog said...

Beautiful cards Cath, and your inky page is gorgeous! I love the colours you used.
Hugs, stay safe,
Alison xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Two lovely sympathy cards - I hope that you don't need them too soon! The flowers on that gorgeous blue and purple background look wonderful! Take Care, Chrisx

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful cards, all three of them. Great use of the stamp on both the sympathy cards and of course your third card is a crowd stopper it is so full of colour, love it. x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful sympathy cards love the design on the middle card and great inky background on the last card
Carol x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Three very beautiful and understated cards Cath and I know exactly what you mean xx

Cards By MI said...

Fabby looking cards! Stunning! Thanks for playing along with us over at Creatalicious Challenges.
Love n hugs

Melanie said...

Beautiful cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional add sparkle” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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