Friday, May 12, 2017

When you need a card quickly...

Hello cardmaking friends!  I have been hit by an acute need for many cards that I don't have in my stash.  Of those are some sympathy cards.

I decided to color a stamp with water based markers, spritz lightly with water and then stamp onto regular cardstock.  I get a watercolor look and I like that you can use either watercolor paper or regular cardstock, whatever you have on-hand.  I did frame the flowers with cardstock and added a scored frame on the white piece.

The second thing that made this quick is using embossed colored cardstock for the background instead of fussing with inking or something else.  The sentiment was stamped in dark green ink since I thought black would be too bold.

Supplies:  Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Flora and Fauna sheet, Sentiment sheet 3, Tombow water based markers, American Crafts Valentine 6x6 paper pad, other cardstock from my stash, Versafine Olympia Green ink pad

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge - Frame it Up
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes 282-283
Clean and Simple Watercolor - Flowers
Great Impressions - Feminine

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comments!


  1. So pretty and delicate Heidi! Perfect! Have a great weekend! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  2. So perfect as a sympathy card. Great stamping and love the water coloured look x

  3. Heidi, its a lovely card and perfect for the occasion.

  4. Oh my that is just lovely, it may have been quick but you made it look very involved, lovely effect with the watercolor and pretty embossed background!

  5. Love the simplicity of this card. Perfect for any occasion. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!!

  6. such a pretty card...perfect for any occasion...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  7. Love this colour. The punch of pink really makes your card pop. Very nice work.

  8. These watercolor flowers are so pretty, Heidi! I love the colored embossing behind them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  9. Very pretty card. Love the quick design. Thanks for sharing it in the Great Impressions Stamps May Challenge. Hugs, Debi

  10. I love your card, so elegant, beautiful color palette and design! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

  11. Your watercolour flowers are so sweet, Heidi. Great texture and colour with your embossed background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  12. Beautiful watercolour effect from your markers and spritzing! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

  13. Beautiful card! I'm sure it will bring some warmth into the receivers heart! Thank you for joining our Feminine Challenge at Great Impressions this month.
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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