More Sympathy Inspiration

Hero Arts Prayers SSS Apr16 (7)

Hi again!

I thought I might as well share the other sympathy card that I made recently. (You can see my other one in my previous post). This inspiration for this card came from a Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge via Pinterest. I have not done a challenge in months and months … perhaps it is time to investigate some new ones?? (Although, I do have some favourites ones that I would love to revisit too!)

Hero Arts Prayers SSS Apr16 (2)

I have done a watercolour wash on watercolour card for the background. I have also used the same stamp set as for the previous sympathy card with a completely different look. I am loving this stamp set “Spring Blossoms” … it is so versatile and I have already used it a few times. For the second sample I used my ‘old faithful’ Stampin’ Up! “Lovely as a Tree”. I also have a new sentiment set with matching ‘prayers’ die which I think will be a really handy addition to my stash. Oh dear! Simon Says Stamp is a terrible discovery!!! I have far too much on my wish list from watching inspirational videos from some of their designers.

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The prayers die has some GOLD Wink of Stella shimmer on the top and I have added some a thin edge of gold glimmer card, some fine gold thread and scattered a few gold gems for a bit of extra wow. I also flicked a bit of black ink over the wash for a little more impact. I was pretty tickled with the result … but have to give the credit to Rosemary for the inspiration.

Well … I must admit that I am enjoying my card making again! I am just so short on time and have so many ideas saved to try that it is a little frustrating … but it is fun to be experimenting with some new techniques and playing with some new goodies. I hope you are enjoying the results! Until next time … sending hugs xxx

0ccbb3901287a0736819d3b0b30c7dacCard Inspiration: Rebecca D

Simon Says Stamp – Spring Blossoms

Hero Arts – Prayers

Stampin’ Up! – Lovely as a Tree



  1. A fab case. Cards are great. Love how you used the floral stamp in this one.
    I know what you mean about ideas v’s time – there just aren’t enough hours to make all on my list. And SSS is a great site. My reason at the moment for not buying is the uncertainty of our $ it is keeping me almost from buying!


    1. Andrea says:

      Hi Vicki! I do hope your uncertainty will not be for too long and that soon you will feel more able to indulge a little in crafting supplies. I do sympathise after a difficult couple of years … but our ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ has finally arrived and I can breathe a little more easily. (A long term investment finally came in … a small blessing … but enough to ease things.) I am very grateful but still have to be responsible. Will pop over to my feed read asap and check out your blog! Hugs xx

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