Monday, June 12, 2017

Blue and White with Sparkle

I go through so many sympathy cards it seems these days that I thought I best make another one to have on hand. I went with the Gina K. Designs Heartfelt Hydrangea stamp set for the flower and butterfly and for the sentiment I used the Gina K. Designs Vintage Rose set.

I used the little Gina K. Designs stamp cubes and did a direct to stamp inking on the images with the use of my MISTI. That way I could repeat the process as often as I liked. Once I had my outlines done I then took the same colors of ink and mixed them with water on a plastic lid. A small fine paint brush was used to color the images in. The Gina K. Designs ink cubes used were Wild Wisteria, Powder Blue, Grass Green, Warm Cocoa, Sweet Mango and Wild Dandelion. Then I added the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I flicked on some splats of Grass Green and Powder Blue inks which were mixed with water using the paint brush.  The last step was to add some shimmer using a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Double D's Blog Challenge-Blue and White
The Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Sparkle It Up

Well, if I am missing a lot it is because the internet is not functioning like it should and many times we have to shut down due to T-storms now. Also we were without electricity for a couple hours and I imagine that may happen again if we get strong winds with these storms. But thanks for stopping in and for the wonderful comments.

God bless,


  1. This is so gorgeous, Verna. I love the crisp, clean simplicity of your card and the touching sentiment. The splatters and sparkles are the perfect touch ♥

  2. Such a lovely sympathy card. I like the colours you used and the background splatters.

  3. Hope you are keeping safe and sound with all the passing storms mf.
    Good idea to have some extra sympathy cards on hand..I try and do the same thing.
    take care,
    xx Karen

  4. Very pretty Verna. Like the idea of stamping in the colors you then colored with. Nice touch. Lovely background too!

  5. Love this card Verna and it is a good idea to have cards on hand for occasions, even sympathy.

  6. Just beautiful Verna! Love how you made your background and your flower is gorgeous! Be careful in those storms ...
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Blue & White’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  7. You are wise to have extras on hand. I need to make some sympathy cards, too, but seems like there's always something else I need right now. These simple flowers are perfect. The blue is a soothing color. I like the splatters and the shimmer, too. Thank you for joining us at Double D, Verna!

  8. What beauty. I am lovin' how you are coloring those hydrangeas, you have really nailed those blues. Another great take on the challenge, so happy you could play along again.

  9. Sorry this is a sympathy card, but man oh man, it is GORGEOUS! Love that hydrangea stamp, haven't been able to get mine inky as yet....stupid work lol Love the sparkle and shine! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

  10. What a beautiful sympathy card. The flower head is so lovely and I can see the glimmer you have added. The specks of ink are perfect here!steh

  11. The flowers just shine and sparkle. The coloring is beautiful and soft. I have made more sympathy cards lately than usual. It is always sad but your card is lovely and will bring comfort when needed.

  12. Beautiful sympathy card....the sparkle adds a gorgeous touch!

  13. Wonderful design, Verna.Love the shine and sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenges. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    Kathy DD DT

  14. A beautiful sparkling card!

  15. Oh wow this is stunning, absolutely love this – the coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)


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