Sympathy cards are SO hard to make. They just hurt the heart, even though you know they’re going to ease someone’s pain just a little.
But… I think this stamp I used has taught me my new favorite word. “Agapanthus.” Just say it out loud. “Agapanthus.” Isn’t it wonderful?
On the 1st of each month Technique Tuesday releases a new Greenhouse Society stamp set. They’re sooooo pretty! I’ve started a little collection…and you can check them all out HERE! Or go to the Technique Tuesday website to sign up for a monthly subscription and get them at a discount.
Technique Tuesday sent me Agapanthus, July’s stamp, since they just loved my card with their Hibiscus stamp….and I couldn’t resist. Because they sent me two, one for me and one for you! Read about the giveaway below.
CAS (Clean and Simple) Sympathy Cards: Agapanthus
I decided to stamp the image on Desert Storm; I thought it might be an interesting exploration to try doing flowers on a darker paper – I’ve colored other images on it, but not florals. I also show it on white, so you can see the color comparison between doing so on darker and lighter paper. Very interesting, at least to me – the coloring nerd! Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube..
I do like it on the white, but there’s something very unique and quite relazing about the desert storm color!
Which do you prefer – the Desert Storm or the White? Maybe it depends on who it’s for….not really sure! 🙂
Yes, I have a stamp set to give away! The lovely folks at Technique Tuesday sent me two…one for me and one for you! Use the Raffelcopter below to enter…good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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- Stamps: Technique Tuesday Agapanthus
- Paper Neenah Cardstock: Desert Storm, 25 pk or a 250 Sheet Ream; and White 25pk or a 25o sheet ream
- Coloring mediums: Copic Sketch Markers — B60 B66 B63 V12, and Prismacolor Pencils — White, Blue, Purple, and white pen
- Adhesives: Foam Mounting Tape and Power Tabs
- Dies: Circles