Tuesday, March 10, 2020

A Handmade Sympathy Card and More "Colorful Blessings" Cards

It's been awhile since I've shared some of my handmade cards with you so I decided to do a "card round up" post before the Easter projects begin!

Well, first I had the unpleasant task of making a sympathy card.  I don't know a card maker on the planet who enjoys making a sympathy card.  We just hope and pray our handiwork brings comfort to the recipient as we make it.  This card was made for a good friend of mine who lost her father-in-law.  


I used retired Stampin' Up! sets to make this card.  I kept it simple and elegant by stamping the images directly  onto the main card base and coloring it in with Copic markers.  I then matted it on a black piece of card stock to make everything pop before I adhered it to a white card base.


The rest of the cards I have to show you were all made from my "Colorful Blessings" Card fronts I purchased on Amazon.  These are all pre-printed card fronts that you simply color in and mount to a card base.


The designs in this kit are usually very intricate so I almost always use my gel pens to color them.  This results in very bright and vivid colors.


I almost always mount the card fronts to a dark base first to make the colors pop and then I put them on a white card base.

The card below however already had so much white space, I chose a coral card to mount it on.


All the messages in this kit are very generic but encouraging so you can use them for a multitude of occasions.


Sometimes when I'm done with my Bible Journaling for the day, I just like to pull out a card front and color.  Like I do with my Bible Journaling, I try to mediate on the verse as I color.  I then make a card out of the front even though I may not have a recipient for it, and just put it in my stash so I have a card ready when needed.


This would be a cheerful card to give to someone going through a hard time.


I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards today.  Easter cards are coming soon!

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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28 comments:

  1. These are all so beautiful! Loving the flower stamp on the first card, and how you kept the card simple to fit with the occasion.
    Also loving the gel pen coloring on your other cards and such pretty pre-printed designs.

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  2. Such pretty cards! And I'm sure it's super tough to create a sympathy card- but yours is so beautiful and I'm sure it brought comfort.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  3. That sympathy card is beautiful; but I totally agree that they are no fun to make. The rest are so colorful and happy and vibrant!

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  4. The cards are so beautiful! Have a nice day :)

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  5. These cards are so beautiful. I like all of them. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. They are all beautiful, but the penultimate won my heart :)

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    1. Thank you! I had to google "penultimate" to understand what you meant. ha ha!

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  7. I need to send off a couple of sympathy cards myself. What comforting ideas these are especially the Scripture verses.

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    1. I'm sorry you have to send out sympathy cards too. Yes, the scripture verses are very comforting.

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  8. Thank you for sharing!!
    Have a great week! 😍😍😍

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  9. Oh wow what a beautiful sympathy card, it's so lovely and perfect. Thank you for sharing xo

    Makeup Muddle

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  10. Such lovely cards! Especially the last one, I really like the designs and you used such nice bold colours! :) Lovely for spring!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! We are having a quiet one here :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thank you! Things in America are going crazy with people panicked over the pandemic, so it has been a busy weekend preparing.

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  11. Thank you for sharing these at Tuesday Turn About, Amy. Love the Bible verses that you used on your spring-time cards! I'm delighted to be featuring you at Tuesday Turn About this week!

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    1. Thanks so much Julie! That's wonderful news. I appreciate it so much.

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