Sympathy Card

This morning I needed to make a sympathy card for a dear friend.  These are probably the hardest cards for most of us to make.  I find it hard but also sweet to make them because I think of the person who has passed away and the person I am sending the card to.

I had several false starts with this one.  I found this adorable Hibiscus flower stamp from The Stamp Doctor this weekend at my Local Stamp Shop.  I thought I would watercolor it so I started out white embossing it then realized I hadn’t embossed on watercolor paper and the white paper was too white.  Finally I heat embossed using Liquid Platinum by Ranger on SU Basic Grey cardstock.  I cut the top layer down to 4×5 1/4 used versa mark ink on the edges of the card base and heat embossed the edges in Liquid Platinum then attached the top layer Tombow Mono Permanent tape runner.  The inside was stamped with versa mark and heat embossed in the same Liquid Platinum.  The envelope was stamped with the Sentiment and heat embossed as well.

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