Hi Sharon here from Hummingbird Papercrafts. Do you often need to make sympathy cards and are at a loss for what to design. I struggle making cards for this so I have some inspiration for you today. This card was designed using Be You Dahlia and Boxed Sentiments Stamp sets.

I chose the supplies I would be using but as I always do I added some more along the way. Ultra White Cardstock was used for my base and to stamp on to. Welsh Dragon Cardstock for my mat and Remarkable Eclipse Black Ink for stamping my images with.

The first step was stamping the image using my Original Size MISTI. The image has thin stems so you can manipulate it slightly to go in direction you wish it to lay.

Next I used alcohol markers to color the image, as it is a sentiment card I stuck to purples instead of bright colors.

My plan for the next step didn’t work out too well on my first attempt. I mixed some Nebula Kaleidoscope Powder is a small amount of water so I could splatter across my image.

Unfortunately the splatters were more like drips, I was going to stamp my sentiment but decided to restart and fussy cut the dahlia.

Starting with a fresh piece of white cardstock, I stamped my sentiment before adhering my flower in place. I decided to attempt to splatter across it again and this time achieved the look I wanted. This is just one of many uses for the Kaleidoscope Powders.

The white card was folded into a base – as this was a large stamp my base was A7. I matted this with the Welsh Dragon cardstock and added my image.

To emphasize the splatters I used Maker’s Magic Crystal Clear on some of them. This dries in a clear bead which allows the color underneath to show through.

Sympathy cards are not the nicest you have to send so I hope this gave you ideas should you need to design one.

Thank you for taking time to read my post.