I've done this card for a dear friend whose husband recently died after a very long illness, during which she nursed him and cared for him over a period of many years. The card follows Beatrix's sketch this week over at Ismaki. The coloured background was created with Ecoline watercolour inks sprayed over Arches 140 pound cold pressed watercolour paper. I embossed and distressed the small squares with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, then outlined the larger background with Krylon 18 Kt Gold Metallic ink. The sentiment and flourish heart stamps are made from Suzanne's beautiful hand calligraphy, from Quietfire Design. The images are from Lunagirl CD's.
I really hope this card as a sympathy card doesn't offend anybody's sensibilties. I believe that sympathy cards don't necessarily need to be sombre or floral, but that they can reflect enduring love that transcends death. This beautiful sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design fits what I'm trying to convey.
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