Poignant Poppies Sympathy Card

By | 05/21/2019

This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was just too good not to create a card for.

I love this sketch.  You can make it clean and simple or use some fun background texture techniques.

If I had more time this evening, I would have used some texture paste with my stencil.  But, alas, time is limited so some simple ink blending will have to create my background.

catherine poolers poignant poppies sympathy card

Catherine Pooler came out with a fantastic stamp set with perfect sentiments for sympathy cards.  It’s called Poignant Poppies.

The sentiment that I have used here is actually intended for the inside of the card, but I loved it so much I wanted it on the front.

I used Altenew inks: Teal Cave, Galactic Stream, Aqualicious, Dew Drops, Moss, Olive, Bamboo, and Pinkalicious.  The stencil is one of my favorite Catherine Pooler stencils called Square Dance.

I love geometric stamps, dies and stencils.  They make perfect masculine cards or cards for your geeky friends.  They also make very pretty backgrounds.

I got a little heavy handed with the pink ink.  I had intended for this to be lighter and fade out, but I love the pink with the teals.

I added some black and white splashes and heat embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder.  The clear droplets finished it off.

The poppy stamp set layers beautifully without a lot of effort.  You know how some layering sets require practice and lining things up just “so”.  This one was quick and easy to use.  It was also a bit forgiving!

Here is the sketch that I started with:

catherine poolers poignant poppies sympathy card

I know that this is a quick post.  I keep hoping that “this” will be my last busy week and I will have time to create and relax.  So far it hasn’t happened yet, but I know that things always settle down and slow down after Memorial Day weekend.

Plus, I only have 23 more teaching days for this school year.  Phew!  I feel like we are crawling across the finish line this year!  I wonder if that is what year 30 is supposed to feel like?!

Have a fantastic day!

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