I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I find making sympathy cards the hardest. I generally try to make a few ahead of time so I have one when needed, but I happened to be out, and unfortunately I needed one. This weeks challenge is to make a card using stripes so I used this challenge to help me make this card. I feel that sympathy cards should be simple, so this weeks card has no bells and whistles, no pop ups, no shakers, just a little bit of shimmer to the dragonfly wings and the words.
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Like I have said in the past, I find making sympathy cards difficult, sometimes I will make them and put them away for when they are needed. This is a pretty one I had put away that I recently and to give away.
Sympathy cards are not my favourite to make, but I try to have a few in my box to have on hand when needed. To make this card I used the “Ghosting” technique (no pun intended). This technique gives a soft image (see the white flowers) and depending on the colours or effect you are looking for you can decide on whether you only want a subtle 2toned effect or if you want to add another colour (see darker blue flowers) to add more contrast.