Sympathy cards are difficult for every cardmaker, I think. I also think that handmade sympathy cards express heartfelt thoughts and prayers. For this card I used a lovely Penny Black stamp simply titled "Poppies." Usually when I think of Penny Black stamps I think of the darling and whimsical hedgehogs and critters but there are many gorgeous floral images as well and this is one I particularly like. This week on Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog the theme is "Anything Goes" and this afforded me the opportunity to use this beautiful Penny Black floral stamp.
Using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch I created layered butterflies with red cardstock and vellum with pearl bodies.
Stamps: Penny Black (Poppies) and Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and image watercolored with Tombow markers
Designer Paper: Autumn Leaves "Pretty Poppies" Mat Stack, card base and images are on Fabriano Aquarello watercolor paper (MY FAVORITE!), red cardstock is from Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Martha Stewart Eyelet border punch and butterfly punch, Nestibilities oval and scalloped oval dies, Tombow markers and tiny white half pearls
I have some Valentine surprises in the works that I hope to be able to post very soon that perhaps you might like to try too. So until later....