Sunday, November 15, 2020

Watercolored Sympathy Cards

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a couple of Sympathy Cards I made with some NBUS:

I like to keep a few Sympathy cards on hand and try to keep them fairly generic. To create these 2 cards I  used 2 watercolored panels made with Arteza Expert Watercolor Paper and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Solid Watercolors. I blended them light to dark from top to bottom, wet on wet technique. Here is a previous blog I wrote which explains a bit more detail: 
Since I planned to stamp and use clear embossing powder on the watercolored panels I tested them to make sure they were totally dry. To do that you simply sprinkle embossing powder on the panels and see if it sticks. If it does, it is not dry yet. You could use your heat tool to dry it, but I always prefer air drying. For me, I usually paint panels and leave them for a couple of days before I use them.
Mine were dry, so I was ready to stamp my Impression Obsession Stamp, Forest Trees (my NBUS), with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink. Sprinkled right away with Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder while the black ink is still wet and heat set.
The sentiments are from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips - Sympathy and cut with the coordinating Simple Strips Die. I used WOW Super Fine White Embossing Powder because of the details in the stamp. With these Simple Strips, you stamp all the sentiments at once and cut them out at one time. The squares on the sides  are lined up, a bit of washi tape to hold it and run through your die cutting machine. They come out perfectly! I store them in my Taylored Expression Simple Storage unit with the labels on the side. I have all the different versions of the Simple Strips and it makes for quick and easy work!

The storage box has 2 levels so it holds a lot of labels. I love having them ready to use!
Here is a picture of the label sheets you can buy to add to your Simple Storage Units:
Here is the second card I made:
They are a bit wonky, for they are red rubber and I didn't use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig Positioner. Next time I will. I figured the trees are blowing in the wind!
The inside sentiments are from a Paper Smooches Stamp Set called Sympathy Sampler. Paper Smooches is no longer in business, but the stamp set is still available at Amazon. I left that cards at that. No splatter, no water drops, no bling. I want them a bit somber to match the occasion.

Thanks for joining me today and thanks to NBUS for hosting the challenge to use our "Schtuff"!
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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