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.
- 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!