Hi there crafty friends! While most cards that we create are happy, encouraging or mark a special occasion, there are some that just aren’t. Today’s cards are some of the latter.

Maker Forte makes it a bit easier to create thoughtful Sympathy cards with the addition of the Simple Condolences from the Simple Sayings line. Today’s cards pair the beautiful stamp set Spotlight for Change with the Simple Condolences phrases.

Card #1

The first card uses alcohol markers along with Hammermill cardstock, and Maker Forte Eclipse black ink. The hand and butterfly image from the Spotlight for Change stamp set are perfect for this card. After stamping the images in the Eclipse Black ink, I colored the image using both Copics and Ohuhu alcohol markers. The coloring of the arm and hand was done with Ohuhu markers in the colors WG05; R26 and R29.

The card was then assembled using a silver paper to matte. A sentiment from Simple Condolences was cut down and adhered to complete the card.

Card #2

The next card uses the beautiful tree ring image from the same stamp set. This image was stamped several times using Maker Forte Fog ink. This panel was cut down using a Gina Marie die. A piece of gold paper was also cut using this same die. Next, A sentiment and floral graphic from Simple Condolences was foiled using Sunrise Lake foil. All pieces were adhered to complete the card.

I hope you create something today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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