Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hand Colored Daffodil Sympathy Card

Hi Everybody,

Sympathy cards are not my favorite cards to make for obvious reasons but in my opinion, they don't have to be in colors such as black, kraft, etc.  I try to make them pretty and actually use cheerful colors.  I want them to smile when they get the card. What do you think?

I am taking coloring classes at www.kitandclowder.com, the marker and pencil classes.  I've been taking them since January 2016.  I should post some of the scenes I've colored.  Anyway, the reason I'm telling you this is because I colored the daffodil on my card today using copic markers.




I thought it would be extra special to put something cheerful that I colored on the card.  This flower is part of the Nature Class at Kit and Clowder so if you love to color flowers, you should check this class out.  I also found it interesting to compare this daffodil that I colored a year ago and then this one.   Here is the one from a year ago....



Please excuse the bad photography on the first one.  I have noticed that I am learning to not be so afraid of using the darker colors and I am using more of the strokes/flicks.  What do you think?  What a difference a year can make!  Anyway, just thought I'd share this with you lol.

I've been wanting to use this leaf cut out die for a long time so I thought it would add a lot of interest to the background without taking away from the colored image.

Inside Card...



Supplies Used:


  • Gina K Designs 120# White Heavy Base Weight Cardstock, Layering Weight White and Sweet Corn 
  • Daffodil Image from Nature Class at www.kitandclowder.com
  • Sentiment on front of card, Gina K Designs stamp set, Delicate Damask
  • Sentiment Inside, Gina K Designs stamp set, Botanicals 
  • Leaf Cut Out Die, Gina Marie Designs
  • Impression Obsession Small Butterfly Dies (does not have name on package, just a number, Die 046A
  • Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Eyelet Outlet White Enamel Dots

If you would like to improve your coloring skills, I highly recommend the Kit and Clowder classes and check out their Facebook page.  There are always give a ways, free digis, etc.  I hope I've inspired you to use cheerful colors to make a sympathy card if you're used to using neutrals.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina

2 comments:

Jenni's Whimsies said...

Beautiful card. I really like the cut out design behind the daffodil. 😍

Verna Angerhofer said...

Regina, this is so very gorgeous. What wonderful coloring and the card is so gorgeous inside and out.