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Deepest Sympathy for Devin

I have a dear friend who lost her son to suicide recently and I am no longer close enough to wrap my arms around her and give her comfort. To lose a child is always tragic, but when they take their own life you are left questioning why you didn't see the signs. I wanted to send a card expressing my sorrow and my prayers that she and her family will be comforted. I had this beautiful rose die sitting on my desk from a previous card and decided to use it for this sympathy card.

I originally created this card the same way as my previous card. The rose was cut from a pale white cardstock and ink blended with Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks in yellow. Shading was added with Copic Markers. The outline of the rose was cut two more times from white cardstock and once from gold mirror cardstock. The outlines were adhered together with liquid glue and added to the previously colored rose petals.

This die doesn't have any leaves, but I had these lovely leaves from My Favorite Things and cut two of the background leaves from white cardstock and colored them a soft green. The top detailed layer was cut from gold mirror cardstock and the two were adhered together with liquid glue.

A rectangle of white cardstock was stenciled with a leafy stencil in a pale green ink. The leaves were adhered with liquid glue and the rose with strips of foam tape. The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered above the rose. The secondary sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and embossed gold.

When everything was done I really didn't like the color of the rose. The shading I had used just didn't blend well. So, I cut the rose again and colored the petals with Copic Markers and adhered them over the previously colored petal and liked this soft, muted golden rose much better.


· Simon Says Stamp Detailed Rose Die

· Avery Elle With Sympathy

· My Favorite Things Layered Leaves Die

· VersaMark Ink

· Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

· Copic Markers: Y26, Y23, Y21; YG05, YG03, YG01

· Hero Arts Filigree Stencil

· Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Celery

· Hammermill Premium Color 100# White Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

· Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

· Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

· Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue

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