Tuesday, 19 September 2017

With Sympathy

These cards were made especially for Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight for September.  Each month there is a different theme to work with.  This month the theme is SYMPATHY.

The best bit about this Highlight is that you can vote for your favourite projects.  I would love it if you would vote for my project HERE.  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please VOTE for my project.

By their very nature sympathy cards are difficult to send and it is hard to find the right words to convey the appropriate feelings of sadness and lossGiving a hug speaks volumes so I have chosen a very simple card to give a hug when it is needed.

This is the first time I have made an eclipse card, and it was much easier than I anticipated.  First, I stamped the beautiful image from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  After die cutting the letters out, the piece is matted onto a slightly larger coloured layer.  The letters are replaced, and popped up using mini dimensionals, allowing colour to just peep out from behind them to give a subtle outline.

Typically for me I was being indecisive and I couldn't decide whether to go for a completely white background or a faux watercoloured effect.  To create the coloured background I applied inks directly to a large acrylic block and then spritzed it with water before pressing it onto the whisper white card.  By spritzing the block with water it allows the inks to swim a little on the block and gives a slightly mottled effect when they are stamped onto the card.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I'd be delighted if you visited Kylie's blog to vote for my project.  I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.

Happy Crafting,

If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:



  1. Both gorgeous cards Karen. Hard to choose which is my favourite. TFS

  2. Gorgeous cards. Loving the eclipse cards.

    1. Thank you so much Beth. Yes, eclipse cards are rather addictive and so adaptable.