Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Inspired Watercolored Sympathy

I rarely get to play along with the Inspiration Challenge on Saturdays at SCS. But this weekend I did. We were directed to find inspiration at Thymes.com which was no problem. I used the entire Lavendar collection to guide this card. Obviously I grabbed the soft shades of purple with a lot of white space, and added some texture with the embossing after the stamping and the pinking hearts border punch.

Since this is watercolor paper, after I stamped the images I gently went over them with a wet aquapainter just to let the ink bleed a bit. Lends to a softer more artistic look I think. This card ended up being 4.25x4.5" so it's not quite square.

Topped it off with the vanilla hodgepodge hardward and some wide vanilla organdy ribbon. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!
SUO Supplies
Stamps: Oldies but goodies: Art of Life, Easy Elegance, Stem Silhouettes
Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Wide Organdy vanilla ribbon, Vanilla hodgepodge hardware, Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions embossing folder, Pinking Hearts border punch


  1. Kristin this is soooo beautiful! This will for sure bring someone much comfort. Your watercoloring looks terrific...I so wish I could water color!!! :) Have a great one!

  2. So pretty! Love how you combined the embossing with the stamped images!

  3. Kristin, this is the perfect sympathy card. Love the soft look and colors, beautifully done!


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